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Information Use Map

The Information Use Map assesses and identifies opportunities for improved data use and feedback mechanisms for stakeholders across different levels of the health system.
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Information Use Map

  1. 1. Data Demand & Use: Information Use Map Webinar Series #2 Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Presenters: Eric Geers and Tara Nutley
  2. 2. Troubleshooting <ul><li>If you lose connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-enter the meeting room by clicking on the webinar link provided </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you have trouble with audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refer to the conference call instructions in the upper right hand corner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send an email to [email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tips for Participating in the Discussion <ul><li>To comment, raise your hand by clicking on the icon. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak into your microphone (be sure it is enabled by clicking on the icon at the top of the screen). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type questions in Q&A window located at the top of your screen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A recording of the webinar will be made available at </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Brief overview of Data Demand and Use </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of Tool – Information Use Map </li></ul><ul><li>Field Application of Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why improve data-informed decision making? Pressing need to develop health policies, strategies, and interventions
  6. 6. “… without information, things are done arbitrarily and one becomes unsure of whether a policy or program will fail or succeed. If we allow our policies to be guided by empirical facts and data, there will be a noticeable change in the impact of what we do.” National-level Policymaker, Nigeria
  7. 7. Definitions <ul><li>Data use – Using data in the decision making process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>create or revise a program or strategic plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop or revise a policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advocate for a policy or program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allocate resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monitor a program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review must be linked to a specific decision making process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Demand - decision makers specify what kind of information they want & seek it out </li></ul>
  8. 8. Data-informed Decision Making Cycle
  9. 9. Improving Data-informed Decision Making
  10. 10. MEASURE Materials/Resources Tools <ul><li>Quick Guide and Tool Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment to Data Use Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Information Use Map </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>PRISM </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for Linking Data with Action </li></ul>Training <ul><li>Training Tool Kit (3 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Basic Data Analysis and Interpretation for Health Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating DDU into an M&E workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Service Nursing Education </li></ul><ul><li>High Impact Research </li></ul>Guidance Documents & Publications <ul><li>Seven Steps Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study Series </li></ul><ul><li>Other papers </li></ul>
  12. 12. Information Use Mapping <ul><li>Data Use Problem: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information is collected, but not interpreted by those who can use it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Use Solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess how data is translated into useful information within a health system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine how that information can be used and by who to improve health service delivery. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Information Use Mapping <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find opportunities to increase who translates data into useful information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring local expertise into data interpretation and increase use of data to inform programmatic decisions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify ways that information can be presented as feedback to others in the health service system </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Information Use Map and Other DDU Tools : <ul><li>Stakeholder Engagement Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Information Use Mapping Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments to Data Use Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for Linking Data with Action </li></ul><ul><li>PRISM Tools </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to do an Information Use Map? <ul><li>Scope of program(s) to assess </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key data users and data producers </li></ul><ul><li>How is information collected: desk reviews, interviews, and validation workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt tool: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve those active in the program area of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detail of assessment matches their specific needs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Planning Matrix Template Barrier or Problem Identified in Map Proposed Intervention Steps Involved Person(s) Responsible Other Stakeholders General Timeline
  18. 21. Information Use Mapping Resources <ul><li>Tool is available on the MEASURE Evaluation website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions for use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key informant interview guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning matrix template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Field Applications are described in the Information Use Map tool on MEASURE Evaluation website. </li></ul>
  19. 22. Questions and Answers
  20. 23. MEASURE Evaluation DDU Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Demand and Use Tool Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Demand and Use Training Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next webinar will be on January 31, 2012 at 9:00 am EST…Stakeholder Engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>To sign up for Data Use Net, send an email to  [email_address] . Leave the subject field blank and in the body of the message type ‘subscribe DataUseNet’ </li></ul>
  21. 24. Join Data Use Net <ul><li>Send an email to [email_address] . Leave the subject field blank and in the body of the message type ‘subscribe DataUseNet.’ For example:  </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>From: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe Data Use Net </li></ul>
  22. 25. Presenter Contact Information <ul><li>Eric Geers - </li></ul><ul><li>Tara Nutley - </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>MEASURE Evaluation is a MEASURE project funded by the </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by </li></ul><ul><li>the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>at Chapel Hill in partnership with Futures Group International, </li></ul><ul><li>ICF Macro, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, </li></ul><ul><li>and Tulane University. Views expressed in this presentation do not </li></ul><ul><li>necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. </li></ul><ul><li>MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's </li></ul><ul><li>primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and </li></ul><ul><li>evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide. </li></ul>