IHME’s Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) research activities seek to achieve the following:
- Inform health policy by conducting analyses that explore the costs, constraints, cost-effectiveness, and other complex dimensions of health service provision that directly pertain to currently available policy options.
- Produce a regularly updated database of widely comparable health intervention costs, based on the data collected through the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project.
- Create a tool that draws from multiple sources of primary data, including a comprehensive cost database, to generate cost-effectiveness estimates for a wide range of interventions and implementation contexts.
- Generate insights about which factors enhance health service delivery and which aspects hinder its provision, underscoring the impact of these factors on health outcomes.
DCPN project activities
IHME’s DCPN project activities, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, strive to generate reliable, timely, and comparable data on the costs and consequences of a broad range of policy options. IHME researchers are working with collaborators across the globe to collect primary data on the costs and constraints to health care in a wide range of countries, as well as systematically collate and analyze existing data. These activities will feed into up-to-date and globally relevant estimates of cost-effectiveness for a range of interventions and policies.
All findings that come from the DCPN project are presented with the goal of providing accessible and valuable information to policymakers. The DCPN team works with country partners and other stakeholders to develop policy-relevant materials that align with information needs, decision-making activities, and other processes that involve allocating scarce resources. To further augment stakeholders’ understanding of the data, results, and their implications, the DCPN team at IHME also hosts workshops and trainings for collaborators, ranging from technical training sessions to policy forums.