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Knowledge Management forData Use and Decision Making in   International Public Health        Leah D. Gordon            MCH...
This report was made possible by support fromthe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under termsof the MLE Project for the Urb...
About the Authors Anna Schurmann, Maternal and Reproductive  Health Consultant Leah D. Gordon, Knowledge Management  Spe...
Purpose of Paper To explore knowledge management as a  discipline in public health To learn how knowledge activities are...
HOW PEOPLE LEARN FROM &SHARE KNOWLEDGE
How People Learn from and Share              Knowledge Ecological learning Networks and relationships Observer to parti...
Ecological Learning  Information acquisition and skill building are  influenced by, and influence, factors at the  individ...
Networks and Relationships A number of theories suggest learning takes place in the context of social relationships— betwe...
Observer to Participant Learning takes place in the movement from observer to participant. Communication tools and platfor...
Translating Research Findings into Action Within the cognitive                                           Evaluation domain...
AUDIENCES
Policy Makers Policy makers need evidence Database example: Health-Evidence Dashboard example: My Public Health
Researchers Share and check research methodologies and  replicate findings Examples: Academic conferences, peer-review  ...
Program Managers Program managers benefit from access to  research findings 61% of program managers need more  informati...
PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORTKNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Print publication   Policy briefs   Fact sheets   Journal articles   Example of an open access journal: Guttmacher    ...
Web Sites Web sites used as tools for advocacy and  learning as well as resource centers Example: Measurement, Learning ...
Blogs Provide insight on individual or organization’s  position Example: Malaria Free Future
Interpersonal Communication Methods Presentation and lectures  – Population Reference Bureau’s “Malthus” lecture  – Techn...
Interpersonal Communication cont. Communities of Practice  – Routine Health Information Network and event    coverage   ...
The Classroom Distance and online learning  – USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center Mobile technology assisted learning...
CONCLUSION
In summary KM strategies can bridge gaps between  knowledge and practice KM strategies must meet needs of defined  audie...
www.urbanreproductivehealth.org      You can find the complete paper at:       www.urbanreproductivehealth.org            ...
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Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in International Public Health

Presented by Leah D. Gordon at the MCHIP Communicators Meeting in March 2012.

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Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in International Public Health

  1. 1. Knowledge Management forData Use and Decision Making in International Public Health Leah D. Gordon MCHIP March 13, 2012
  2. 2. This report was made possible by support fromthe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under termsof the MLE Project for the Urban ReproductiveHealth Initiative. The MLE Project is implementedby the Carolina Population Center at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, inpartnership with African Population and HealthResearch Center and the International Center forResearch on Women. The authors’ viewsexpressed in this publication do not necessarilyreflect the views of the donor, the Bill & MelindaGates Foundation.
  3. 3. About the Authors Anna Schurmann, Maternal and Reproductive Health Consultant Leah D. Gordon, Knowledge Management Specialist Lisa Basalla-Mwaikambo, eLearning Coordinator
  4. 4. Purpose of Paper To explore knowledge management as a discipline in public health To learn how knowledge activities are conducted To present platforms for knowledge sharing, promoting data use and skill building.
  5. 5. HOW PEOPLE LEARN FROM &SHARE KNOWLEDGE
  6. 6. How People Learn from and Share Knowledge Ecological learning Networks and relationships Observer to participant
  7. 7. Ecological Learning Information acquisition and skill building are influenced by, and influence, factors at the individual, interpersonal, community, organizational and policy levels. Learning can be enhanced through mutually reinforcing messages at different levels (e.g., individual, community or organizational).
  8. 8. Networks and Relationships A number of theories suggest learning takes place in the context of social relationships— between the expert and learner, and between learners. This suggests that communication platforms that leverage existing networks are likely to be most effective.
  9. 9. Observer to Participant Learning takes place in the movement from observer to participant. Communication tools and platforms that support KM can provide many opportunities for peripheral and active participation.
  10. 10. Translating Research Findings into Action Within the cognitive Evaluation domain, there are six Synthesis consecutive steps in Analysis learning—knowledge, comprehension, Application application, analysis, Comprehension synthesis and Knowledge evaluation. The learner must pass through each one to get to the next step.
  11. 11. AUDIENCES
  12. 12. Policy Makers Policy makers need evidence Database example: Health-Evidence Dashboard example: My Public Health
  13. 13. Researchers Share and check research methodologies and replicate findings Examples: Academic conferences, peer-review journals, book and seminars
  14. 14. Program Managers Program managers benefit from access to research findings 61% of program managers need more information on evidence-based practices (K4Health, 2009)
  15. 15. PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORTKNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  16. 16. Print publication Policy briefs Fact sheets Journal articles Example of an open access journal: Guttmacher Institute’s International Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductiv
  17. 17. Web Sites Web sites used as tools for advocacy and learning as well as resource centers Example: Measurement, Learning and Evaluation’s Urban Reproductive Health
  18. 18. Blogs Provide insight on individual or organization’s position Example: Malaria Free Future
  19. 19. Interpersonal Communication Methods Presentation and lectures – Population Reference Bureau’s “Malthus” lecture – Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) Podcasts – WHO Media Centre Video Conferencing and webinars – UNICEF’s Country-Led M&E Systems Online discussion forums – PRB’s “Ask the Expert/Discuss Online”
  20. 20. Interpersonal Communication cont. Communities of Practice – Routine Health Information Network and event coverage  Listservs  IBP’s Knowledge Gateway  Recruiting champions  Online discussion forums
  21. 21. The Classroom Distance and online learning – USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center Mobile technology assisted learning (mLearning) – AED-SATELLIFE project HealthNet.org Training workshops
  22. 22. CONCLUSION
  23. 23. In summary KM strategies can bridge gaps between knowledge and practice KM strategies must meet needs of defined audiences KM works best when designed around common purpose Reinforce messages through complimentary communication platforms that support KM
  24. 24. www.urbanreproductivehealth.org You can find the complete paper at: www.urbanreproductivehealth.org Publications >“Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision M

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