Platform for Planet, Place & People

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Creating a Common Good to Secure a Healthy Planet for All

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About Platform for Planet, Place & People


The Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health in collaboration with partners has established a digital Platform for Planet, Place and People (P4PPP). The Platform aims to create an accessible Digital Hub for Universal Health Services for the People and Planet – including climate change and environmental challenges, by applying a flexible multi-sector systems approach within different Places as part of a global common good.

The Platform contributes to the digital transformation required to respond at speed and scale to Pandemics, Disasters and our Planetary Emergencies, as well as to enable flourishing communities as part of the Sustainable Development Goals

It provides a range of open source digital tools covering the key components of existing Public Health and Health Systems frameworks, including:

Platform for Planet, Place & People



Health governance is defined as the actions of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being through both whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches.


Knowledge, in relation to public health, is the gathering and analysing (retrospectively and prospectively) of information about the determinants of health; the causes, patterns and trends of disability; ill-health; resilience and health; and well-being in the population. Information is used to inform health protection and health-needs assessment and planning.


Health protection encompasses operations that aim to enhance global health security and protect public health from currently identified and potential health risks.


Health promotion is the process of addressing inequalities and enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of cross-cutting social and environmental interventions.


In public health, it has been common practice to categorise the different goals – or levels – of prevention across a ‘stages of disease’ continuum in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention Many of these relate to approaches that can be delivered by the health sector. In addition, in some countries, public health applies strategic and planning skills to improve health service management.


People-centred services aim to deliver individual care at a range of population levels, including primary healthcare, secondary healthcare, tertiary healthcare and rehabilitation. Approaches with a greater emphasis on primary healthcare are more cost effective and equitable. All services aim to be evidence-based and integrated and to deliver person-centred quality healthcare that are safe. Service provision ideally reflects the main burden of diseases.


Capacity consists of the administrative, workforce and informational systems needed to deliver UHC, reflecting current and future public health priorities within a particular population.


Advocacy consists of the strategic actions used to influence others in order to change opinions, initiate positive change and address the underlying factors that contribute to a healthier community, be it at the individual (e.g. personal behaviours affecting health) or population level, including for policy and legislation. It often involves building partnerships and solidarity with other organisations to achieve common goals.


includes Emergency, Security and Recovery Responses, through to the creation of a Flourishing Planet, required to Secure a Healthy Planet for All, and enabled by Future Leaders and Guardianship


describes the different levels of space or location that People and Nature exist in from individual Units, Family, Settings, Communities, to Environments and the Planetary Biosphere, within Connected Ecosystems that require the application of Ecosystem Principles to ensure sustainable futures for all.