Please review the programmatic approaches below for project development guidance. Please note these approaches can also be used for Equity projects.
Equity continues to be a priority thematic area of the Global Grants Program. Within this framework, any of the approaches listed above, may have an equity focus. That is, analysis, reports and digital tools may provide the approach for a project that will address equity from any of the following perspectives: gender, geography, ethnicity, disability or other population characteristics.
Conduct data analyses using existing data sources to characterize a health problem; identify policy options that address the root causes of the problem, use health impact assessment and economic evaluation methods to assess the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of policy options, evaluate policies and programs; persuasively communicate policy recommendations to stakeholders and decision-makers. For example, this could include a series of workshops to provide dedicated time for conducting the analysis needed to produce a policy brief or similar product. Proposals may also include stakeholder engagement meetings and dissemination events. If required, the proposal may include capacity building on relevant topics such as health impact assessment or decision modeling. Examples of completed work include a training program to conduct specific analysis in support of a smoke-free legislation and motor-cycle helmet regulations.
Develop public health reports using existing routine health, vital statistics or other relevant data to communicate population health information to a particular audience and to identify gaps in current health strategies, measure and evaluate progress towards health goals, and illustrate where action is needed. An example includes an analysis of mortality data and publishing a report which provides evidence for new policies such as expanding pneumococcal vaccine use or increased screening for cervical and breast cancer.
Develop an authoritative, timely, and influential source of information and recommendations for actions to protect the public’s health.
Increase staff technical capacity to write and publish scientific manuscripts.
Present key data to decision-makers on a specific public health topic or disease using platforms, such as a dashboard, that integrates and visualizes data to understand and monitor the status of the public health topic or disease and to take action using this information. Examples have included performance monitoring dashboards with workshops to engage relevant stakeholders in their use.
Media training for key staff on the dissemination of mortality data to the relevant audiences
Please review the programmatic approaches below for project development guidance. Please note these approaches can also be used for Equity.
Equity continues to be a priority thematic area of the Global Grants Program. 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.
Establish or enhance coordination of multiple CRVS stakeholders; capacity development to undertake comprehensive system-wide CRVS improvement efforts.
Design and implement improved digital notification and registration of births and deaths including establishment of active notification systems.
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.
Training, resources, and capacity development to establish or improve manual or automated coding of medical certificates of cause of death.
Capacity development to establish or improve the scaled application of the WHO standard verbal autopsy, used to determine community patterns of mortality.
Analyze, publish, disseminate and use vital statistics from registration records.
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.
Please review our thematic priority areas for project development guidance.
Establish or enhance coordination of cancer registry stakeholders; capacity development and technical assistance to inform cancer registration operational planning at site-specifc and national levels.
Training, resources, and capacity development to enhance registration of cancer cases in designated catchment areas and improve coverage.
Establish or enhance monitoring and evaluation of data; capacity development and technical assistance to assess completeness and validity of cancer incidence and mortality.
Analyze, publish, disseminate and use cancer registry data, particularly to support systematic and data-driven development of cancer control planning; capacity development and technical assistance to increase availability of information on cancer incidence, stage, and survival.
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