The toolkit supports Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action, which aims to achieve a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region.
The overall goal of the framework is to accelerate progress towards achieving the population health objectives of the European health policy framework, Health 2020, and longer-term health goals for Member States by sustaining a transformed and effective health workforce within strengthened health systems. It outlines four key strategic objectives, enablers for action and cross-cutting considerations.
This toolkit uses a policy matrix that presents the global strategic objectives as interdependent components of a policy process. It supports Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action, which adapts the Global strategy on human resources for health: workforce 2030 to the context of the WHO European Region, sets out key strategic objectives for Member States, and proposes policy options and implementation modalities.
This toolkit is aimed at policy-makers, HRH planners and professionals, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions and those implementing policy. It contains information and signposts to practical materials such as HRH assessment, policy and planning tools, analytical approaches and case studies. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or compendium. Users of the toolkit are encouraged to use the examples described in the case studies, links and research results to develop their own solutions to their specific HRH challenges.
The toolkit is framed around four strategic objectives: education and performance, planning and investment, capacity-building, and analysis and monitoring. These mirror the themes of the global strategy but are adapted to the regional context.