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Mon, Sep 11


Marie Reay Teaching Centre, Room 4.03

Integrating data-driven policy development into FETP training

Organizer: Vital Strategies

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Time & Location

Sep 11, 2023, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+10

Marie Reay Teaching Centre, Room 4.03, 155 University Ave, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

About The Event


The Data to Policy (D2P) program, developed by Vital Strategies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health initiative, aims to bridge the data-policy gap through team-based training and mentoring of public health professionals. D2P participants develop data-driven policy briefs and recommendations that respond to government health priorities. The program imparts analytical skills – including root cause analysis and health and economic impact assessments, as well as techniques for communicating with stakeholders using data. The Field Epidemiology Training Program trains field epidemiologists around the world, giving them the necessary skills to collect, analyze, and interpret data and contribute to evidence-based decisions. The D2P program complements the FETP curriculum to build skills of the fellows on translating the field data into effective policy briefs for advocacy of evidence-based action by decision makers.


The half day workshop will be structured to share the process of development of a data-driven policy brief and provide hands on experience of using some key tools for policy brief development.


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

1. Define “policy” and “policy brief” 

2. Explain relevance of policy briefs in the context of FETP and describe various models for D2P integration with FETP 

3. Describe basic methods relevant to policy brief development by field epidemiologists 

4. Outline D2P curriculum, teaching methods and use of tools for policy brief development – root cause analysis; stakeholder mapping; policy analysis matrix; Economic evaluation


1. Nidhi Chaudhary, Principal Technical Advisor – Data Impact, Vital Strategies

2. Andrew Ancharski, CDC Foundation

3. Champika Wickramasinghe, MOH, Sri Lanka

4. Ric Mateo, Country Coordinator Philippines


FETP directors and training staff

Maximum number: 24

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