Health Facility Data Collection Workshop Curriculum Developed by IHFAN
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The International Health Facility Assessment Network (IHFAN) developed a three-day workshop curriculum designed to reinforce the importance of health facility data collection as an essential component of health information systems titled Pillars of Health Facility Assessment: An Illustrative Capacity-Building Curriculum for Mid- and Senior-Level Managers.
With this knowledge, participants will be in a better position to advocate effective health facility assessments in their home-country contexts.
The curriculum provides participants an opportunity to learn about the different types of health facility assessments now in use; the main elements of such an assessment (data collection instruments, techniques, and core indicators derived from data); see actual results from assessments and the way they have and can be used to inform policy-making; learn to extract, analyze, and interpret real data, venturing implications for programmatic decision-making; examine the role of these assessments in health information systems; and discuss options for funding and the potential for undertaking assessments in their countries.