JSI’s Atlanta Director talks about Thanksgiving, the temptation to overeat, and tryptophan’s effects.
JSI’s August Oddleifson and Steve Meerman offer key findings from the Rhode Island Department of Health’s 2015 Statewide Health Inventory.
JSI’s Amanda Makulec and Barbara Knittel and Mercy Corps’ John Skeltong share five key takeaways for anyone embarking on the process of designing a dashboard.
In the realm of supply chain, data visibility through technology is a game changer, helping to eliminate the stock-outs and expiries that are still endemic at service delivery points. However, Chris Wright reminds us, technology is useless without people who are skilled at interpreting and applying the data technology yields.
Preventing, protecting, and treating pneumococcal infections is key to defeating one of the “Big Killers” of children under age five.
Well designed data can have a huge impact on evidence-based decision making, but transforming numbers and spreadsheets into illuminating data visualizations can be daunting. JSI’s Amanda Makulec provides invaluable resources aimed at helping evaluators and managers maximize the impact of program data.
Ideally, vaccines should be stored by themselves in a dedicated refrigeration unit at health facilities to ensure quality maintenance and aid inventory tracking. However, with limited available resources, facility managers often store other life-saving, temperature-sensitive commodities in vaccine refrigerators. JSI’s Chris Wright illustrates this dilemma and calls for a vaccine storage policy that will allow program and facility managers to report more inclusive and realistic stock and storage data.
Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Deputy Chief of Party of JSI’s Health System Strengthening Project in Pakistan, has spent the majority of his professional life monitoring and evaluating Pakistan’s health interventions, asking important questions about program impact: Is our program improving health? Is it saving lives? Could this intervention improve health more efficiently and sustainably?
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that most boys aren’t receiving the HPV vaccine is not surprising, but there is some exciting news lurking in the study’s finding: The boys who are more likely to receive the HPV vaccine are the traditionally underserved – those who are minority, Hispanic, lower income, or in a single-mother household.