From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results

From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results

Significant human and financial resources have been invested worldwide in the collection of population, facility and community-based data. However, this information is often not used by key stakeholders to effectively inform policy and programmatic decision making. As a result, many health systems fail to fully link evidence to decisions and suffer from a decreased ability to respond to priority needs at all levels of the health system.

There is no registration fee for the symposium. Breakfast is included for everyone staying at the hotel and lunch will be provided to all participants. Dinner is not included. There will be a free shuttle to and from the airport available for everyone.

Proven approaches for improving use of data for decision making, common challenges to data use and key priorities for the advancement of evidence-based decision making will be shared in this two day, interactive meeting.  The meeting will bring together stakeholders working in policy, programs, research, information technology, health systems strengthening and capacity development in all major health areas. The symposium will include plenary presentation, group discussion and break-out learning sessions. Specific conference themes include:

  • Changing the Big Picture: Policy Development and Change Through Use of Data and Information
  • Drawing the Map: Data Utilization for Strategic Planning
  • Telling the Story: Advocacy/Awareness Raising Efforts Based on Evidence
  • Getting It Done: Strengthening Program Design and Services Through Health Data and Information
  • Tools for Success:  Breakout Sessions to Share Approaches, Technologies and Tools for Using Health Data and Information

The symposium conveners will also explore the interest in and feasibility of establishing a virtual community of practice among those interested in continuing the learning and information exchange initiated at the symposium. 

Call for Abstracts

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Skills building session

On January 30, a session facilitated by MEASURE Evaluation staff will be offered to build participants skills in evidence-based decision making. Specific MEASURE Evaluation tools and approaches will be used to guide the session.

Participants will be introduced to the process of stakeholder analysis, the identification of constraints to data use and potential solutions to those constraints, the identification of key decisions that are made by organizations and appropriate data sources to inform those decisions, and mapping the production and flow of routine health information in order to improve its usefulness.

Register for this session by checking the box on the registration form.

When Jan 28, 2009 08:00 AM to
Jan 29, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Arusha, Tanzania - Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-3495
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