Partnering with governments to use data for health policymaking.

DATA
IMPACT
PROGRAM

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Partnering with governments to use data for health policymaking.

DATA
IMPACT
PROGRAM

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The Data Impact Program of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative collaborates with governments to expand the use of data to enhance public health policymaking.

Public health policymaking includes: prioritizing health issues and identifying populations in need; allocating financial and human resources; enacting laws and regulations; and establishing programs and services.

The Data Impact Program partners with governments to integrate data throughout these actions, resulting in better decisions, stronger engagement of stakeholders, and knowledge about the results of these decisions.

HOW WE WORK

Customized to the needs of the governments with which we partner, our technical assistance focuses on three fundamental areas:

People

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Enhancing technical staff expertise in using data to identify public health issues and design solutions.

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Processes

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Strengthening practices, structures and policies to institutionalize widespread, high-quality data use.

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Products

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Creating clear and compelling reporting of health data to enhance understanding of critical public health issues.

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Equipping staff and fellowship residents of Uganda National Institute of Public Health with skills in risk and crisis communication

The Data Impact team supported a Risk and Crisis Communications training for Uganda National institute of Public Health staff to improve the ability of public health officials to quickly and effectively respond to diseases outbreaks and public health emergencies.

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Piloting data to policy and scientific communications for Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health

The Thailand Ministry of Public Health pilots condensed Data Impact Program trainings to advance the data use skills of government staff

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Unlocking Data for Better Health at Festival de Datos

At the 2023 Festival de Datos, a global data conference held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the Data for Health Initiative team led sessions on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and public health surveillance before a gathering of global health and data experts from 93 countries.

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Advancing Equity: Improving Population Health Through Gender Mainstreaming in Policy

The Data for Health Initiative hosted a panel event, “Advancing Equity: Improving Population Health through Gender Mainstreaming in Policy” in an effort to foster greater regional collaboration and knowledge sharing on gender.

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Multiplying data to policy impact in Africa

Data Impact organized a regional Train-the-Trainers training in Africa to institutionalize the Data to Policy program and strengthen capacity of local facilitators who will help implement the training.

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Developing an app to advance public-private partnerships in Maharashtra, India

The State of Maharashtra’s Public Health Department in collaboration with Data Impact developed an app to enable real-time data capture of healthcare facilities and resources for planning.

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Improving the analysis, reporting, and use of cause of death data globally

The Data for Health Initiative has supported regional workshops on the WHO’s cause-of-death analysis tool ANACoD3 to strengthen data quality assessment and application to public health.

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   WHERE WE WORK (Hover to view our country initiatives)

Active Countries
Transitioned Countries

   PARTNERING WITH US

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People


Enhance technical staff expertise in using data to identify public health issues and design solutions.

LEARN MORE
people in a meeting

Processes


Strengthening practices, structures and policies to institutionalize widespread, high-quality data use.

LEARN MORE

Processes


Strengthening practices, structures and policies to institutionalize widespread, high-quality data use.

LEARN MORE
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Products


Creating clear and compelling reporting of health data to enhance public understanding of critical public health issues.

LEARN MORE

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

Vital Strategies is a global health organization working to help national and local governments in over 70 countries strengthen their public health systems.  As a partner in the Data Impact Program, Vital Strategies’ technical assistance and training spans the range of data use functions – data analysis, presentation, dissemination, and use in policymaking.

The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by Congress to mobilize resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) critical health protection work. As partners in the Data Impact program, CDC and CDC Foundation collaborate with governments to expand their use of data to enhance public health.

Vital Strategies is a global health organization working to help national and local governments in over 70 countries strengthen their public health systems.  As a partner in the Data Impact Program, Vital Strategies’ technical assistance and training spans the range of data use functions – data analysis, presentation, dissemination, and use in policymaking.

The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by Congress to mobilize resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) critical health protection work. As partners in the Data Impact program, CDC and CDC Foundation collaborate with governments to build data-oriented institutional competencies and catalyze data-driven public health actions.