Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

WHO Europe Advanced course on health information and evidence for policy-making

  • Year: 2017, 2018

I led and taught at WHO Europe’s Advanced course on health information and evidence for policy-making, 2016-2019.

The Advanced course on health information and evidence for policy-making was a regular follow-up to the Autumn School, WHO Regional Office for Europe’s flagship training course on health information and evidence for policy-making. Each year, Member States that had attended the Autumn School selected topics that will strengthen their technical capacity
to use health information. Courses emphasized the assessment of data quality, the use of WHO
tools and standards to collect, organize and analyze data, and the development of strategies to transform health information into health policy.

The Advanced Course was delivered as a five-day series of lectures and workshops that provided an in-depth exploration of the topics taught in the Autumn School. For example, topics covered in the 2017 Advanced Course workshops
were: eHealth and eHealth strategy development, data sources in health information systems, well-being and qualitative
methods, knowledge translation and development of issue briefs, and effective communication of health information.

I led the following two Advanced courses:

The 2017 advanced course, which took place in Bosnia, was also evaluated under my leadership (see rapid Evaluation report). Although anecdotal evidence had indicated that past Advanced Courses were successful, WHO wanted a deeper understanding of how the course content and modes of delivery affected participant satisfaction and the Advanced Course’s capacity-building impact.