This document presents the process and results of Iran's 2012-2025 road map of health disaster management (HDM), describing goals and objectives, strategies and action priorities, and related prerequisites. Iran’s HDM mission and vision are defined respectively as “Mitigation from, preparedness for, response to and recovery from consequences of natural and man-made hazards at the community and health facilities and resources of I. R. Iran” and “In 2025, Iran’s HDM will be the most developed system in the region compromising the least vulnerability, the highest readiness in health facilities and resources and the highest and most effective contribution in disaster resilience of Iranian community”, respectively.
Brain storming, group discussion and interview with key informants were used for data collection, nominal group technique was used whenever prioritization was necessary and Delphi panel was applied for consensus development. STEEP.V analysis revealed the most important determinants in terms of Social, Technological, Environmental, Economical, Political and Value-based.
Sixteen strategies and priority programs prerequisites actions were developed. This was the first attempt of comprehensive strategic planning in the field of HDM in Iran. The current framework provides Iran’s health system with a list of clear strategies and priority programs to be considered in operational planning and actions. It, however, requires a dynamic process of evaluation and revision to ensure meeting Iran’s health system goals in 2025.
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