HSRI’s Outstanding Achievements since 1992
Phase 1 (1992-1998)
HSRI emphasized on the development of health policy and system research (HPSR). There were a number of HSPR studies conducted both in-house and outsourcing, resulting in outstanding achievements that contributing to health system reform, subsequently.
Phase 2 (1999-2004) and Phase 3 (2005-2007)
The main focus of HSRI was knowledge generation and active participation of local communities and civic groups at all levels to support health system reform. This aimed to support and to facilitate the formulation of the National Health Act. A pivotal mechanism, Health System Reform Office (HSRO), was then established to be a coordinating office and took up a lead role launching a learning process among local health communities and civic groups.
By that time, there were two main health research system changes. Firstly, HSRI played a new role as a health research management institute. “Research management” concept and skill were introduced and developed to nurture its personnel and the institute itself. This is to build its capacity to work efficiently with its partners. And secondly, there were a number of research alliances and the community network established. On one hand, a number of health research studies were conducted by the alliances. On the other hand, the research studies were fragmented and the HPSR focus was losing.
Phase 4 (2008-2010)
HSRI’s main focus is on maintaining momentum of health system reforms as well as strengthening health system infrastructure by using knowledge management. A number of new initiatives are being developed during this phase.
From 2010- present
The new HSRI strategy focuses on knowledge generation to support equitable and sustainable health system development. This will be done through an establishment of new HSR research alliances as well as working with other cross-sectoral partners. Participatory public policy process will be used to link between knowledge and policy/action.