K4Health Guide for Conducting Health Information Needs Assessments

This guide provides advice on planning needs assessments and discusses the following methods that can be used to determine health information needs: an environment scan; online surveys; and qualitative methods, consisting of key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and network mapping using a participatory technique called Net-Map. The guide also shares results from K4Health needs assessments along with illustrative case studies from India and Malawi. Finally it provides recommendations for conducting a health information needs assessment and includes examples of the global and country-level instruments used by K4Health.

November 29, 2011
Year of publication
2011
Tags
knowledge management, K4Health, information needs assessment, JHUCCP

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