SA activities seek to raise awareness among community members of their rights around health and gaps in services, and empower communities to engage with actors (e.g., providers) in the health system to improve health programming and health outcomes.[1] More broadly, they aim to change local power structures and increase the voices of people and communities in decision-making about the health system to improve health outcomes.

The implementation of SA requires a unique set of complex activities that engage communities and health system actors in collaborative activities involving many steps and different actors. Because of their complexity, SA activities are often adapted during implementation to produce the community and health outcomes they aim to achieve.

Learn more about the Measuring Social Accountability and Health Outcomes Activities below: