Professional Certificate
in Strategic Health Planning

3rd - 7th February 2020, London, UK


Health planning and access form a central role in the post-2015 UN Agenda, the August 2015 declaration stating their goal to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ whilst achieving ‘universal health coverage and access to quality health care'.

Course Overview

Strategic health planning is a vital policy priority for sustainable development in any context. This programme will examine the international, national and local pressures on health systems as well as the importance of strategy in the development of efficient, affordable and equitable health structures.

Participants will work with leading experts to analyse and debate key topics such as health financing, social determinants and how to use technology to improve health outcomes. Alongside this in-depth look into case studies and subject matter, methods of strategic planning and leadership specifically tailored to health systems will form an integral part of the programme, as will the role of gender. Conceptually, a holistic approach will be taken throughout, allowing participants to improve their organisational capacity, coordination and subject knowledge.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of Chartered Management Institute(CMI) written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

How You Will Benefit

You will:

  1. improve your ability to develop, construct and implement strategic plans in the health sector
  2. analyse influences on policy from multiple actors
  3. develop knowledge of key health topics and innovations of international importance
  4. utilise techniques of health financing, low-cost planning, and public-private partnerships

Topics Include

  1. Key themes of strategic health planning
  2. The governance of the health system
  3. Social determinants of health and health in all policies
  4. An introduction to strategic health partnerships
  5. The governance of health systems
  6. Finance and ensuring value for money
  7. Leadership and quality improvement
  8. Practical tools for strategic health planning