Human Resources for Health (HRH) Basics

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles and promising practices related to human resources for health (HRH).


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the global HRH situation.
  • Describe promising practices for addressing the global HRH situation on various levels.
  • Identify specific documents, organizations, and other resources that address HRH issues.


Nina Frankel, Capacity Project/IntraHealth, created this course based, in part, on an earlier version created by Judith Winkler, Capacity Project/IntraHealth.

Key contributors and reviewers from the Capacity Project/IntraHealth: Anne Wilson, Jim McCaffery and Fatu Yumkella. Corrine Farrell, and Beth Massie from the IntraHealth Resource Center also provided essential assistance.

Key contributors and reviewers from USAID: Jim Shelton, Lois Schaeffer, and interns Alice Cartwright and Calleen Simon.