K4Health Needs Assessments

Assessing Knowledge Needs to Strengthen Health Systems

Latest research: K4Health's Guide for Conducting Health Information Needs Assessments (901KB .pdf). This October 2011 publication is based on K4Health's experience carrying out global and country-level qualitative studies of family planning and reproductive health information needs. 

K4Health Needs Assessment Services

What are the health information needs of key audiences? What infrastructure exists to support information and communication technologies (ICTs)? Who are the key stakeholders and what barriers are inhibiting use of up-to-date health information?

These are some of the questions that our needs assessments seek to answer in order to successfully develop global and local programs related to health information needs, networks, technology and tools, and key stakeholders.

Our assessments focus on family planning and reproductive health and other health information needs, and are based on a continuous feedback principle that ensures audience demand for health information is routinely gauged and met. There are three components of the needs assessment: an environment scan, a global online survey, and a multi-country qualitative study conducted in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The three-pronged approach combines an extensive literature review with quantitative and qualitative data, is grounded in theory, and provides research results that can be applied to improve knowledge management and health information programs worldwide.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact the needs assessment team at needsassessment@k4health.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

K4Health's Three-Pronged Approach to Health Information Needs Assessments
1.  Literature Reviews
 
2.  Global Online Surveys
 
3.  Qualitative Country Needs Assessments
 

India Health Information Needs Assessment

Malawi Health Information Needs Assessment

Peru Reproductive Health Information Needs Assessment NEW!

Senegal Health Information Needs Assessment NEW!

Southern Africa Online Survey

Swaziland HIV Information Needs Assessment

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