Module 10. Data-based Decision Making

Planning CHATT


To prepare Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A planning council/planning body (PC/PB) members to use data for decision making. The module is designed to ensure that PC/PB and committee members—especially those preparing for their first planning cycle—are familiar with the many types of data they will use to decide how RWHAP Part A funds should be allocated, and to improve services for all people with HIV (PWH) who depend on RWHAP services. This includes ensuring that they: 1) understand data sources and types, 2) can assess data quality and usefulness, and 3) are prepared to use these data in decision making related to all their PC/PB responsibilities: integrated/comprehensive planning, priority setting, resource allocation, development of directives, and improving service models and the system of care, so that appropriate services are available and accessible to all PWH throughout the EMA or TGA.

Content Overview

Materials for this Module

 Module 10: Notes for Trainers

Understanding Data Types and Sources

 PowerPoint Slides 10.1: Understanding Data Types and Sources
 Activity 10.1: Data Terms and Concepts Quiz (with Answer Sheet)
 Activity 10.2: Quick Discussions to Apply Knowledge—Data Types and Sources
 Activity 10.3: Finding Needed Data
 Quick Reference Handout 10.1: PC/PB Guide to Data Types and Sources
 Folleto de referencia rápida 10.1: Guía para PC/PB sobre los tipos y las fuentes de datos

Assessing Data Quality and Usefulness

 PowerPoint Slides 10.2: Assessing Data Quality and Usefulness
 Activity 10.4: Quick Questions to Apply Knowledge—Assessing Data Quality
 Activity 10.5: Using Triangulation
 Activity 10.6: Assessing Data Charts and Tables
 Quick Reference Handout 10.2: Triangulating Data
 Folleto de referencia rápida 10.2: Triangulación de datos

Using Data for Decision Making

 PowerPoint Slides 10.3: Using Data for Decision Making
 Activity 10.7: Quick Scenarios to Apply Knowledge—Using Data for Decision Making
 Activity 10.8: Using Data for Decision Making: Scenarios
 Activity 10.9: Dealing with Data Gaps
 Quick Reference Handout 10.3: Supporting Data-based Decision Making: A Checklist for PC/PBs
 Folleto de referencia rápida 10.3: Respaldar la toma de decisiones basadas en datos: una lista de verificación para los PC/PB
 Quick Reference Handout 10.4: PC/PB Members as Advocates and Planners
 Folleto de referencia rápida 10.4: Miembros del PC/PB en calidad de defensores y organizadores

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