Overcoming Constraints to Using Data in Decision Making, Online, September 2010

Significant human and financial resources have been invested worldwide in the collection of data on populations, facilities and communities. Unfortunately, this information is often not used by key stakeholders to effectively inform policy and programmatic decision-making. The failure to consider empirical evidence before making decisions hinders the health system’s ability to respond to priority needs throughout its many levels. 

The "Overcoming Constraints to Using Data in Decision Making" online discussion solicited input from DataUseNet members on their experiences overcoming barriers to data use. The discussion focused on how barriers have been overcome and the resulting outcomes of improved data use. A list of promising practices that resulted from the discussion will be compiled and shared with DataUseNet members. Join now.


Summary of "Overcoming Constraints to Using Data in Decision Making" discussion.

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