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Use of Health Facility and District Data Dashboards to Strengthen Quality of Family Planning Services: Findings from an Assessment in Two States of India

Publish Date: December 2019
Author: MCSP

In five states of India, MCSP aimed to develop a culture of data use and quality improvement (QI) among family planning service providers through the development of data visualization and use approaches to create locally relevant information for use in better management of facility-level family planning services. In two of the five states where MCSP had a larger investment—Odisha and Chhattisgarh—MCSP conducted an implementation research study to understand stakeholder perspectives on the data visualization and use approaches for informing family planning QI efforts in public health facilities.

This brief summarizes the results of testing the use of two different types of family data dashboards—a computer-generated dashboard and a laminated, erasable poster wall chart—at MCSP-supported health facilities in Odisha and Chhattisgarh, including how the information was used and perspectives from family planning providers on the feasibility and usefulness of data dashboards.