Enhancing expertise in using data to identify public health issues and design solutions
In many countries, existing policymaking processes often unfold without the benefit of data and evidence. Too often data are “left on the shelf” and potentially compelling insights that could drive new policies and programs that improve health, increase impact and lower costs are overlooked. Please click here to learn about our Data to Policy Program, our effort to support data-driven policymaking.
Accurate civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) data are critical to understanding national health status and developing appropriate strategies and relevant policies to improve population health. In its absence, countries have an unclear picture of birth and death rates and the causes of death.
Data Impact’s complementary communications initiatives train ministry of health officials and journalists in the effective use of data in public health communication. Effective Use of Data in Public Health Reporting was developed to create an in-country demand for accurate, accessible and transparent data. Guided by the vision that a cadre of journalists, trained in the value of using data in their work, would be more likely to request accurate and timely data from their governments, this initiative builds skills and imparts practical knowledge to working journalists.