The PACE Community Health Manpower Development Model: Services and Products.
The SKILLS courses are the core driver of PACE’s business, and are responsible for the organization’s primary source of revenue. Courses are generally purchased by government health ministries and delivered to government contracted health providers. Over intense one or two-day workshops, our highly trained instructors provide two-year competency based certifications to health providers who are learning these skills for the first time, or remaining updated on advances in the field. Through this successful model of community oriented, manikin based simulation, mnemonics (¨ABCs¨), and competency based certified SKILLS courses, PACE has trained and certified almost 20,000 health providers in various emergency conditions. This includes over 10,000 health providers in emergency obstetrics in underserved urban and rural communities throughout Mexico.
Through ALSO and AHA, PACE has trained and certified over 18,000 health providers in emergency response protocols in Mexico. Government agencies are the single largest payer for services, as government supported care centers dominate the health sector in Mexico (80%). With over 14 externally validated courses in its portfolio, PACE MD seeks to expand its impact with private and public clients by introducing a “Medical University without Walls.” This approach will utilize online pre-workshops and live post-workshop tele-conferencing sessions to reduce administrative costs while saving more lives in the targeted catchment areas where health providers work within local and state level clinics and hospitals. Each provider who passes these courses and/or receives a diploma is not only certified, but also qualifies to begin the process of becoming instructors for future courses.
One testament to PACE’s ability to work with various contributors is that we organized the first International Congress of Emergency Medicine in Mexico City for 2018, the largest conference of its type and the first in Latin America.
PACE continually utilizes the credibility of outside “externally validated” training organizations to keep medical providers educated and certified. As external organizations, national health providers are less likely to be subject to internal influences, which may compromise quality. Governments and other institutions are increasingly accepting external validation as a healthy part of ¨check and balance¨. PACE’s integrated system development approach, along with its broad Skill, Knowledge and Abilities asset allocation strategies and its extensive international network, keeps barriers to entry high and increases the industry standards for our competition to provide better products and services.