Information Products to Drive Decision Making: How to Promote the Use of Routine Data Throughout a Health System

May 9 Webinar

Join MEASURE Evaluation for a one-hour webinar on using information products to drive decision making on May 9, 2017, at 9am EDT. The webinar will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Eric Geers.

Effective health communication involves an investment of time and effort to identify target audiences, pretest key messages, and track audience exposure and reactions in order to bring about behavior change. The same principles apply to investments in the design of information products to promote data use in a health system. Analysis needs to be presented in compelling formats that change a decision-maker’s understanding of health issues, services, and needs. Information products need to reduce the analysis and data visualization burden in order to increase the likelihood that data is considered in health program management decisions.

MEASURE Evaluation conducted qualitative assessments in Kenya and Tanzania to learn more about what information products were currently available, determine if any improvements could be made, and find out how service providers could best use these products in their work. Group discussion from the national to the health facility levels included 57 staff managing services for: HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health (MCH), laboratory, pharmacy, logistics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) units, and regional and district health management teams.

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About the Presenter

Eric Geers, Senior Associate, has over 14 years of international public health practitioner experience working in data demand and information use, organizational development, health systems analysis, research design and implementation, water and sanitation, humanitarian response, and community-based services. On the MEASURE Evaluation project, he currently supports project efforts to increase the demand for information and facilitate its use to enhance evidence-based decision making. He has designed and supported interventions to strengthen health systems in Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania. His additional expertise includes participatory assessments, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation design, program planning, behavioral theory, health communications, water and sanitation, and a rights-based approach to development. He has an MPH from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Eric previously worked for the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Oxfam Great Britain, and the U.S. Peace Corps.

When May 09, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Webinar
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