International strategic agenda 2022-2023 National Health Care Institute

The National Health Care Institute participates with various other countries in an increasing number of international activities. This international strategic agenda (ISA) 2022/2023 has been formulated to maintain focus on these international activities, and to decide which activities are relevant for the National Health Care Institute and its tasks.

Goals of this international strategic agenda (ISA) 2022/2023

The ISA describes relevant topics and international activities for 2022 and 2023 and succeeds ISA 2020. It also describes the Health Care Institute’s position on relevant topics. As such, the ISA serves various goals:

  • to provide an overview of the National Health Care Institute’s s international activities in 2022 and 2023;
  • to determine which international activities (e.g., international networks, projects and conferences) are relevant for our tasks and activities;
  • to create awareness of the international corporate positions of the Health Care Institute for both colleagues as well as external stakeholders. This will increase our impact in international networks where agendas and joint positions are determined, and during our presentations and workshops at conferences.

Role of the National Health Care Insitute

The Dutch health care system is based on the principles of a high level of access to care, and affordable, high-quality health care services. Everyone is obliged to take out medical health insurance and health insurers are obliged to accept every citizen. The National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland) carries out tasks relating to two Dutch statutory health insurance schemes: the Health Insurance Act (Zorgverzekeringswet) and the Long-Term Care Act (Wet langdurige Zorg, Wlz). Our role in maintaining the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the Netherlands involves various tasks given by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. When performing our tasks, we participate with various other countries in an increasing number of international activities.