New Resources for promoting data use at the community level

Use of Community Health Data for Shared Accountability

MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), developed a guidance document, brief, and PowerPoint presentation for use by country ministries of health (MOHs), local government, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, and community leaders to foster community engagement and shared accountability for monitoring and responding to significant health events and concerns (e.g., pregnancies, maternal and neonatal deaths, and epidemics). By using these guidelines, health ministries, district health authorities, and NGOs can promote a culture of health information use at the community level.

These resources aim to show how to use health data to be more responsible and accountable to communities for their health status. The guidance document is designed for community leaders (informal and formal, including religious leaders, ethnic group leaders, civic leaders, and civil administration leaders in the community), community activists, and community residents, in general. These resources will guide them through the process of using health data for shared accountability for improving their own health.

You can access the resources on the MEASURE Evaluation website.