Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health, was awarded an NIH training grant for the chronic consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD). A workshop was organized, and it took place at the MakSPH Annex office premises, Kololo, Kampala on the 2nd and 4th of September 2014.
The goal of this grant was to strengthen research capacity on the long term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda. The main objectives were to create a comprehensive public health mission assessment, and to use performance measures to measure performance. The workshop was attended by 79 people.
On the first day, various subtitles were discussed including: the reason for Essential Public Health Functions, what Essential Public Health Functions were, connecting EPHF to Health Systems, Performance Improvement Concepts, Understanding EPHF Measurement and Assessment Tool, Implementing the Measurement and Assessment Tool, all of which was followed by a group exercise.
On the second day, all participants were transported to Luweero district where a practical session of using the district level assessment tool was to be conducted. They then went on to talk about Turning Data into Performance Improvement, Follow Up and Support Supervision and Building Relationships for Ongoing Performance Improvement.