GSCF is proud to announce the launch of the Self-Care Readiness Index, an intuitive policy tool aimed to assist regulators and policymakers in evaluating and thereby identifying concrete solutions to improving their respective self-care systems, a breakthrough in the world of self-care.
You can find detailed materials and the report itself on the dedicated index website here.
The index breaks down self-care into four critical enablers, ranks each of them from 1 to 4, with 4 being the most resilient self-care system.
The study was conducted across a global cross-section of countries, encompassing a wide variety of self-care health systems. The report concludes with three emerging themes characterizing the global state of self-care:
- Self-care is culturally relative and defined in a different number of ways
- Individual empowerment hinges on continued efforts to boost health literacy, having credible, consistent sources of information about self-care, and aligned healthcare providers
- Self-care legislation is common, but disjointed; numerous government strategies, plans and programs touch on self-care, but few call it by name or paint a coherent healthcare policy vision
Therefore, the Self-Care Readiness Index is not only a tool for policymakers and regulators, but in the promotion of self-care literacy, a platform for dialogue with consumers inhabiting diverse cultural contexts. For more information on the report, click here.