The Health Policy Partnership. Developing credible resources to help inform policymakers about key health issues across the globe. A range of international healthcare policy change research topics including; Person-centred care, NASH, BRCA, etc. International healthcare policy research and policy change consultants.
HPP has considerable experience in conceptualising, setting up and leading multi-stakeholder alliances that aim to drive policy change. Our role includes:
- identifying and recruiting members, establishing terms of reference and setting up a lasting governance structure
- contributing to policy consultations and calls for evidence, collating input from all network members
- acting as an intellectual hub, leading on research activities and developing policy reports and other materials
- leading on all communications, disseminating messages via events, dedicated websites and social media
HPP works closely with a wide range of experts to develop evidence-based, accessible resources to help stakeholders raise awareness of key issues and push for policy progress. These materials range from policy reports and position papers to interactive toolkits and web-based tools. The research is often further developed into peer-reviewed publications.
Most effective policy change happens at the national level, so country-specific advocacy resources are vital. We use our stringent methodologies to conduct national-level research, supported by interviews with country experts, to produce outputs that get to the heart of the key issues in chosen countries.
HPP develops engaging infographics to convey key messages in a concise and compelling way. These materials may be associated with larger projects/reports or standalone resources, and are often translated into multiple languages.
HPP works with patient organisations to develop resources including patient-facing materials and analyses of patient surveys.
HPP has developed several best-practice hubs that showcase examples of innovation in a specific area of healthcare and/or policy. The case studies they contain are based on structured literature searches and interviews with the stakeholders involved, giving a real picture of what works on the ground. We can also create interactive maps of ongoing studies or programmes in a given field, and have done so for lung cancer screening.
Most HPP projects include development and delivery of materials to support dissemination and stakeholder engagement, including communications plans, dissemination toolkits, suggested posts and graphical assets for social media.
HPP produces videos featuring expert vox pops (filmed remotely or in person) to convey key messages on health policy topics, and animations to explain complex issues in an engaging way. Videos are shared at conferences and in presentations, embedded on websites and disseminated via social media.
HPP develops scientific posters for conferences, including liaison with expert co-authors, research, drafting and design. We have exhibited posters at a number of international conferences, both live and virtually.
HPP offers an end-to-end service for policy-related events including virtual and in-person round tables, webinars, conference sessions and summits. Our work includes content development, session programming, stakeholder outreach, speaker management, development of all associated materials, and moderating and running sessions.
In addition to public-facing work, HPP has supported several clients with strategic advice across multiple geographies and on a range of topics. We gain a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and use our research-based approach to provide helpful insights and support for our clients to develop feasible and tactical policy engagement strategies and initiatives.
We have also developed training resources and internal toolkits for some of the world’s largest life sciences companies. These resources aim to build knowledge of our clients’ (often cross‐functional) teams on particular topics, and provide them with helpful resources for policymaker/stakeholder engagement in these fields. We have also developed bespoke in-house training programmes, for example on developing effective policy partnerships.
As this type of work is confidential, we are unable to share examples, but for more information please read our case study on Strategy.
HPP uses different methodologies depending on the nature of a particular project, but our standard approach follows a core process:
- Structured literature reviews
- Qualitative interviews with selected experts to learn what’s happening on the ground, and fill any gaps from the literature
- Stakeholder mapping
- Establishment of an expert working group with representation from all key stakeholders (e.g. patients, clinicians, industry, policymakers, research, academia)
- Development of resources based on evidence and consensus
- Compelling design and effective dissemination to ensure resources make their mark on the target audience
- Discussion of potential follow-on activities to maintain the project’s legacy
Matt Hickey, Founder, Intacare International and The Health Value Alliance