Overcoming Constraints to Using Data in Decision Making, Online, September 2010
DataUseNet will host a discussion on overcoming barriers to data use. 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.
This discussion will solicit input from DataUseNet members on their experiences overcoming barriers to data use. The discussion will focus on how barriers have been overcome and the resulting outcomes of improved data use. A list of promising practices that result from the discussion will be compiled and shared with DataUseNet members.
Background reading on barriers to data use http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-10-77/ and http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-10-76
- Data Demand and Use Conceptual Framework
- DDU case study series _ AIDSRelief handout
- LANCET - data to policy
- Making Research Findings Actionable