On 16-17 January 2017 the OECD hosted a meeting for Ministers of Health and a High-Level Policy Forum on people-centred care, at OECD Headquarters in Paris.


Putting People at the Centre: The Future of Health


On the 16th January 2017 the High-Level Policy Forum explored how people-centred care can become the new normal in health systems. Participants and expert speakers from a range of backgrounds discussed practical ways to embed a people-centred approach into health systems. 

Meeting of OECD Health Ministers

On the 17th January Ministers from over 35 OECD and partner countries exchanged their ideas, ambitions and challenges for The Next Generation of Health Reforms. They addressed issues such as:

  • How to tackle ineffective health spending and waste
  • How to make the most of new health technologies in a sustainable way
  • How to modernise the roles of health professionals
  • How to realise the promise of Big Data in health and health care


Ministers also agreed on future priorities for the work of the OECD’s Health Committee. 

OECD Policy Forum on the Future of Health and Ministerial Meeting