Framework for Action

Brief definition

Empowering individuals, families, and communities to optimize their health, as advocates of policies that promote and protect health and well-being, as co-developers of health and social services, and as self-carers and caregivers.
PHC Approach PHC LEVERS PHC Results

Empowered People and Communities

Link to immunization: national immunization and PHC program managers and decision-makers can empower people and communities by continuously engaging local stakeholders and health providers in priority-setting, planning, and decisions around immunization and PHC services.

  • Social factors (socioeconomic status, gender, race, ethnicity, location, education, etc.) present barriers to immunization access for marginalized communities that call for context-specific approaches and community perspectives to improve immunization outcomes.
  • Local communities and health providers can help to design solutions that are more effective in addressing equity gaps in immunization including zero-dose and under-immunized children and gender gaps.