Health Policy Manag.  2020 Jun;30(2):142-150. 10.4332/KJHPA.2020.30.2.142.

Policy Directions to Improve Collaboration of Central and Local Government for Effective Health Promotion Policy

  • 1Korea Health Promotion Institute, Seoul, Korea


The purpose of this study is to analyze the long-term plans of the central and local governments in order to plan policy and implementing programs. Through this, the governments is find out to reduce administrative burden. Based on the national health plan, evidence and related laws were collected and analyzed. As a quantitative methodology analyzed the contents of related laws in the overall plan. The qualitative methodologies analyzed and categorized the planning status of cities and provinces in the plan and were collated. There are a total of 39 plans for long-term plans by laws. The role of the central and local governments in the public health sector, there are a total of four plans (10.3%) that need to establish long-term and annual plans for the central and local (cities, provinces) government. A total of seven plans (17.9%) were required to establish a plan by the only local government. In terms of the public health sector on the local governments, 20 plans (51.3%) by cities and 12 plans (30.8%) by provinces were established by law. And in the health sector should be established 9 plans (40.9%) by cities and 7 plans (31.8%) by provinces. The plan needs to be reformed and merged between plans so that governments can focus on the program through planning central government policies, reducing local government administration.


Health policy; National health plan; Local governments
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