Data Use for Program Managers

The purpose of this course is to promote data use for evidence-based HIV/AIDS program planning and improvement. By the end of this course, learners will understand concepts of data use and approaches to facilitate data use in HIV/AIDS programming.

Continuous Learning Points for USAID Staff

USAID staff who complete this course may claim 2 continuous learning points (CLPs) for A/CORs. USAID staff can visit OAA's Professional Development and Training pages for more information.   

Objective

  • Understand the concepts of using data for program management
  • Describe the process of how to prepare and plan for data use
  • Understand how data can be applied to decision making and program planning
  • Explain how to synthesize and communicate data to answer key priority questions
  • List ways in which data have been used

Credits

Collaborating organizations involved in the development of Data Use for Program Managers:

  • Abu Abdul-Quader, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Lisa Basalla, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
  • Lela Baughman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ICF Macro 
  • Rebecca Cathcart, United States Military HIV/AIDS Research Program
  • David Davies-Deis, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
  • Teresa Harrison, MEASURE Evaluation/Futures Group
  • Hanh La, United States Agency for International Development
  • Roger Myrick, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Tara Nutley, MEASURE Evaluation/Futures Group

 

We would also like to acknowledge the following technical reviewers for their valuable input:

  • Maria Au, United States Agency for International Development
  • Jorge Luna, United States Agency for International Development
  • Scott Moreland, MEASURE Evaluation/Futures Group
  • Greg Russell, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Noreen Qualls, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Yamir Salabarría-Peña, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nadia Solehdin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kristin Wares, United States Agency for International Development