This section outlines the criteria by which submissions will be assessed and judged throughout the prize process. It is important to read and understand this information to appropriately complete the answers on the application.
6. Approach contributes to multiple health program areas (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, etc.) at the primary level and the strengthening of multiple core functions of the health system (e.g. health financing, governance, human resources for health, medicines, etc).
The information provided below aims to help competitors understand what the judges will be looking for when making their decisions.
USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize will prioritize approaches that have demonstrated:
1. An ability to reach poor and vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, including how barriers to access for poor and vulnerable populations are overcome by the intervention in a way that exceeds other efforts within the local health system.
2. Explicit arrangements between public and private sector entities to work together to expand the coverage of primary health care by making services more accessible, accountable, affordable, or reliable.
3. A vision and plan based on evidence or lessons learned for expanding the approach (or aspects of the approach) to additional geographies or populations in a way that increases or maintains local ownership of the program while working toward cost recovery.
4. USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize is also interested in learning more about how your approach contributes to optimal health systems - namely, that it demonstrates one or some of the following traits: accessibility, affordability, accountability, and/or replicability which ultimately resulted in improved health outcomes.
Extended definitions and examples of the components of optimal health care follow:
Advancements in access through one or more of the dimensions above should be demonstrated through data demonstrating improved health outcomes on any primary health care measure for the population covered by the approach.
Finally, USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize will reward solutions that demonstrate local ownership and multi-functional health systems strengthening.
5. Submissions that demonstrate local ownership of the approach. We will be considering:
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