March 2015 HIPNet Meeting Notes

In summary, HIPNet invited the USAID Chief Data Offer Brandon Pustejovsky, Global Health Informatics Advisor Donna Medeiros, Digital Knowledge Asset Advisor John Liebhardt, USAID Public Affairs Advisor Jane Silcock, and USAID Evaluation Technical Advisor Amani Selim to attend the March 20 HIPNet meeting. 

3 Steps to Compliance with USAID ADS 579 - Open Data

Thank you to Siobhan Green, lead Open Development Data expert at Sonjara, for posting "3 Steps to Compliance with USAID ADS 579" on the HIPNet listserv. Siobhan she helps implementing partners answer the latest questions about how to comply with USAID's Open Data Policy, as well as use open data for international development goals.

Designing Evidence-Based Incentives for Health Workers

CapacityPlus announces a revised edition of the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit: Designing Evidence-Based Incentives for Health Workers, which helps countries determine what motivates health workers to accept and remain in rural posts.

2015 International Conference on Family Planning November 9-12, Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Join the 2015 ICFP: November 9-12 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia

"Global Commitments, Local Actions"

This November, join thousands of scientists, policymakers, program implementers, and passionate family planning advocates from all over the world at the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

Health Network Inventory for Communication

Request for Information

On February 5, 2015, HIPNet member Ryan Worthington (Rabin Martin) inquired whether a list of global health newsletters existed. I then shared with Ryan and the Network that in 2008 HIPNet members developed an inventory of health-related listservs that reach clinicians, practitioners and researchers worldwide. HIPNet members have used the list to share knowledge of new public health research and guidance among networks and communities, and connect people to resources and knowledge sharing events that may be of interest.

The Next HIPNet Meeting - March 20, 2015

Laura Raney and I are excited for the next HIPNet meeting. HIPNet will be joined by a panel to discuss USAID’s data policy and how HIPNet helps support data sharing so that is treated as development capital that serves global good. Additionally, USAID will lead us in a discussion on presentating research findings effectively to USAID audiences.

Recommendations: Advocacy Resources on Reproductive Health and Rights for Youth in Spanish

Greetings HIPNeters! This month, HIPNet member Alexis Strader, Knowledge Management/Program Officer at John Snow Inc., asked HIPNet for recommendations on advocacy resources for reproductive health and rights for youth in Spanish. Several HIPNet members replied with sources. Here is a run-down of recommended resources produced by HIPNet for Alexis: 


One. Manual de planeacion en advocacy

Social Media Messaging by USAID Bureau for Global Health Office of HIV/AIDS

The United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is gearing up for World AIDS Day on December 1. This year’s PEPFAR theme is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.” You can check out OHA’s World AIDS Day landing page and social media toolkit [PDF, 2.5MB] for all the latest World AIDS Day news and messaging.

Voluntary Rights-based Family Planning Conceptual Framework by EngenderHealth

With a renewed global commitment to family planning as a result of FP2020, momentum has been growing to support practical ways to infuse a human rights approach into voluntary family planning programs.

First Joint GHKC & HIPNet Meeting

The leaders of the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative and the Health Information Publications Network have teamed up to plan an exciting full day of knowledge exchange that addresses how communication and knowledge mangement bridge the know-do gap in public health. We'll hear from USAID's IT/Knowledge Management Advisor, Peggy D'Adamo who has been instrumental in forming both communities of practice.


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