Health Committees are formed by residents of a community to promote, guide, plan, implement and evaluate the Ministry of Health Programs. They can be organized across all communities or populated areas of the country, in centers, sub-centers and health posts. Its main functions are to participate in all health programs, monitor compliance with health programs and the necessary means to ensure that the right to health is practiced by all members of the community.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision