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Policy Implementation Assessment Inspires Action in Uttarakhand, India

This case study documents how stakeholders in Uttarakhand used the Policy Implementation Assessment Tool to assess the state's 2002 Health and Population Policy. Based on the findings, the government appointed the Uttarakhand Health and Family Welfare Society to draft an addendum to the policy that updates goals through 2017 and provides guidance to promote more equitable health services. Key concerns are reducing disparities found between Uttarakhand's plains and hills districts, as well as improving health service access and use for women, children, the poor, and other underserved and vulnerable populations. The USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, assisted the government to assess policy implementation, facilitate policy dialogue, and analyze evidence to inform development of the addendum.