Programmatic Areas
Data Use
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Data Use

Please review the programmatic approaches below for project development guidance. Please note these approaches can also be used for Equity and COVID-19 projects.

Equity

Equity continues to be a priority thematic area of the Global Grants Program. Within this framework, applicants can propose projects that 1) use data to describe, document, monitor and propose solutions to inequities in health and determinants of health; or 2) focus on equity in data systems themselves; for example, reducing disparities among populations reached by civil registration systems. The equity lens for proposals could focus on geography, gender, ethnicity, disability or other population characteristics.

Indicator development

Define and specify appropriate indicators for monitoring health programs and population health status, develop applications, such as data dashboards, that deliver indicator data quickly and in visually clear and logical formats to decision makers.

Data analysis for public health practice

Increase staff technical capacity in policy-relevant data analysis and use, focusing on health equity measurement; health impact predictions; cost-effectiveness analysis, etc.

Data report development or enhancement

Develop and disseminate policy-relevant data reports to various audiences.

Digital solutions for decision-making

Develop platforms for data visualization, for example through an integrated data dashboard, that present key data that decision makers or the public need to understand a public health issue or specific disease.

Decision process design/reform

Develop data-driven prioritization, budgeting and planning practices.

National health bulletin development or enhancement

Develop an authoritative, timely, and influential source of information and recommendations for actions to protect the public’s health.

Scientific communications development

Increase staff technical capacity to write and publish scientific manuscripts.

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Please review the programmatic approaches below for project development guidance. Please note these approaches can also be used for Equity and COVID-19 projects.

Equity

This round of funding introduces equity as a new thematic area for priority funding consideration. Within this framework, applicants can propose projects that 1) use data to describe, document, monitor and propose solutions to inequities in health and determinants of health; or 2) focus on equity in data systems themselves; for example, reducing disparities among populations reached by civil registration systems. The equity lens for proposals could focus on geography, gender, ethnicity, disability or other population characteristics.

Enhancing CRVS governance and coordination

Establish or enhance coordination of multiple CRVS stakeholders; capacity development to undertake comprehensive system-wide CRVS improvement efforts.

Improving notification and registration of vital events

Design and implement improved digital notification and registration of births and deaths including establishment of active notification systems.

Improving medical certification of cause-of-death

Training, resources, and capacity development using multiple instructional modalities (face-to-face, eLearning, job aids) to teach and reinforce proper cause of death certification practices using the WHO standard medical certificate of cause of death. Design and support for quality assurance and feedback loops.

Instituting or improving ICD coding

Training, resources, and capacity development to establish or improve manual or automated coding of medical certificates of cause of death.

Implementing verbal autopsy

Capacity development to establish or improve the scaled application of the WHO standard verbal autopsy, used to determine community patterns of mortality.

Improving vital statistics analysis, publication, dissemination

Analyze, publish, disseminate and use vital statistics from registration records.

Strengthening CRVS legal frameworks

Conduct comprehensive legal reviews to identify gaps in CRVS legal systems; provide technical assistance with drafting legislation and regulations to address those gaps in order to lay the groundwork for comprehensive CRVS reform.  

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