Financing Health Care

Concepts, Challenges and Practices


Wie lassen sich Gesundheitssysteme finanzieren? Fallstudien aus allen Weltregionen verdeutlichen Stärken und Schwächen verschiedener Mechanismen zur Finanzierung von Gesundheitsversorgungssystemen.


The course includes the following topics: 

  • Health care and health care financing markets
  • The positive and normative foundation of health care financing
  • Features of health care financing arrangements: resource collection and risk pooling, benefit package, provider contracting, and quality assurance
  • Historical perspective on health care financing
  • Options and innovations in health care financing
  • Universal health care coverage: concepts and practice
  • Out-of-pocket systems, tax-based systems, and insurance systems
  • User fee abolition
  • Performance-based financing
  • Evaluation of health care financing interventions


  • Global Public Health
  • Health Financing
  • Sonstige - Public Health

Datum / Uhrzeit


Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Institut für Public-Health, Heidelberg

Target Group and Prerequisites

Health financing advisors and consultants, health financing practitioners, public health professionals, project planners and managers, social scientists, tropEd students, etc.
The course is held in English. Fluent English (Reading, Speaking and Writing) is required for the course.  

TropEd students can earn 3 ECTS points.

Course Fee

General admittance € 1.500,-
tropEd students € 1.000,-

Information and Registration


Anchal Sharma, MSc.
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Anfrage / Anmeldung

“Very impressive and nice preparation of lectures and approaches are relevant covering all around the world health financing models.”

Participant’s feedback 2013

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