Leah D. Gordon HIPNet June 7, 2011 Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in Int’l Public Health
About the Authors <ul><li>Anna Schurmann, Maternal and Reproductive Health Consultant  </li></ul><ul><li>Leah D. Gordon, K...
Purpose <ul><li>To explore knowledge management as a discipline in public health </li></ul><ul><li>To learn how knowledge ...
How People Learn from and Share Knowledge <ul><li>Overview of learning theories  </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological learning </l...
AUDIENCES
Policy Makers <ul><li>Policy makers need evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Database example:  Health-Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Researchers <ul><li>Share and check research methodologies and replicate findings </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Academic con...
Program Managers <ul><li>Program managers benefit from access to research findings  </li></ul><ul><li>61% of program manag...
PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Print publication <ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Example of an open access jou...
Web Sites <ul><li>Web sites used as a tool (resource, learning, advocacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource centers </li></ul><ul...
Blogs <ul><li>Provide insight on individual or organization’s position  </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  Malaria Free Future </...
Interpersonal Communication <ul><li>Presentation and lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Population Reference Bureau’s  “Malthu...
Interpersonal Communication cont.  <ul><li>Listservs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Routine Health Information Network  and event c...
The Classroom <ul><li>Distance and online learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USAID’s  Global Health eLearning Center </li></ul...
CONCLUSION
<ul><li>KM strategies bridge gap between knowledge and practice </li></ul><ul><li>KM strategies must meet needs </li></ul>...
www.urbanreproductivehealth.org <ul><li>Publications >  “Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in Internat...
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Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making

  1. 1. Leah D. Gordon HIPNet June 7, 2011 Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in Int’l Public Health
  2. 2. About the Authors <ul><li>Anna Schurmann, Maternal and Reproductive Health Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Leah D. Gordon, Knowledge Management Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Basalla-Mwaikambo, eLearning Coordinator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>To explore knowledge management as a discipline in public health </li></ul><ul><li>To learn how knowledge activities are conducted </li></ul><ul><li>To present platforms for knowledge sharing, promoting data use and skill building. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How People Learn from and Share Knowledge <ul><li>Overview of learning theories </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological learning </li></ul><ul><li>Networks and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Observer to participant </li></ul>
  5. 5. AUDIENCES
  6. 6. Policy Makers <ul><li>Policy makers need evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Database example: Health-Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboard example: My Public Health </li></ul>
  7. 7. Researchers <ul><li>Share and check research methodologies and replicate findings </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Academic conferences, peer-review journals, book and seminars </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program Managers <ul><li>Program managers benefit from access to research findings </li></ul><ul><li>61% of program managers need more information on evidence-based practices (K4Health, 2009) </li></ul>
  9. 9. PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  10. 10. Print publication <ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Example of an open access journal: Guttmacher Institute’s International Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Health </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web Sites <ul><li>Web sites used as a tool (resource, learning, advocacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource centers </li></ul><ul><li>Example: IntraHealth’s Learning for Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Measurement, Learning and Evaluation’s Urban Reproductive Health </li></ul>
  12. 12. Blogs <ul><li>Provide insight on individual or organization’s position </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Malaria Free Future </li></ul>
  13. 13. Interpersonal Communication <ul><li>Presentation and lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Population Reference Bureau’s “Malthus” lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO Media Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing and webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNICEF’s Country-Led M&E Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online discussion forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRB’s “Ask the Exper/Discuss Online” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Interpersonal Communication cont. <ul><li>Listservs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Routine Health Information Network and event coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communities of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBP’s Knowledge Gateway </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The Classroom <ul><li>Distance and online learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AED-SATELLIFE project HealthNet.org </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. CONCLUSION
  17. 17. <ul><li>KM strategies bridge gap between knowledge and practice </li></ul><ul><li>KM strategies must meet needs </li></ul><ul><li>KM works best when designed around common purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce messages through complimentary communication platforms </li></ul>
  18. 18. www.urbanreproductivehealth.org <ul><li>Publications > “Knowledge Management for Data Use and Decision Making in International Public Health” </li></ul>

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