209620 Working to improve HMIS: Experience from The RAISE Initiative

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Judy Austin, MPhil , Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University, New York, NY

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the challenges of collecting valid and reliable facility-level data for monitoring reproductive health services in conflict-affected settings. 2. Describe the data abstraction system employed by The RAISE Initiative for this purpose. 3. Discuss the benefits and limitations of using this system as a health management tool.

Keywords: Reproductive Health, Refugees

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am head of the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the program and have designed the data collection system to be described. I hold three masters degrees (two in Epidemiology from Columbia University, where I am currently completing a PhD) and have experience in data systems in developing countries.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.