IHME IMPROVES GLOBAL HEALTH WITH DIGITAL LEARNING
In the era of the global pandemic, policy makers must have readily accessible, easily understandable, and well-organized public health data available to make the decisions that will have the greatest positive impact for good.
Independent population health research center The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, needed a way to train policymakers, researchers, and public health practitioners to use its online data visualization tools, such as the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) comparison metrics. In-person training already existed, but was expensive to conduct and many stakeholders couldn’t travel to participate.
IHME partnered with AllenComm to build a training that could be distributed to improve information use and understanding.
“The folks at AllenComm were kind and generous and helped us deliver a quality training product to develop our staff skills and knowledge.”
Sean Lassiter, Senior Learning Manager, IHME
AllenComm worked with IHME to build an online training that would provide a way to widely distribute the curriculum and educate learners about the GBD Study.
The course was built in small, less-than-ten-minute micromodules in several categories, so that learners from all over the world understand and critically evaluate the key metrics from the GBD Study. Micromodules include a primer which introduces basic knowledge about the tool, a thorough view of applications for the research and metrics, and stories that illustrate successful ways the tool is already being used all over the world.
The online training was designed to:
- Provide foundational skills training during the onboarding of new research staff, which helps them perform their jobs more accurately
- Help public practitioners make advances toward improving population health through utilization of the data, tools, and results produced by the Global Burden of Disease
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