Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA)

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The use of high-quality data is widely understood in the global health community to be a cornerstone of well-functioning health systems. However, despite continuous growth in the amount of health data available, the actual use of data in immunization program decision-making remains a challenge. The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) review is a global synthesis of existing evidence aimed at increasing the use of high-quality data to improve immunization coverage. Developed in partnership between PATH and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the IDEA review draws on findings from nearly 550 documents—including published literature, working papers, project evaluations, and reports—distilled and prioritized by global immunization experts. The review identifies five proven strategies to improve data use and outlines how funders, policymakers, and program implementers can incorporate these best practices to improve the efficacy of state, regional, and national immunization programs. The resulting report provides a concise guide for global and public health practitioners, explaining what works to improve data quality and use, why it works, and how the immunization community can take evidence-based action to improve immunization outcomes around the world. This page provides a list of IDEA report materials, which include the evidence identified by the IDEA team, the IDEA report and the top findings:

To learn more about IDEA you also can view a short, recorded webinar. The webinar is available in English with English Subtitles, English with French Subtitles, and Spanish.

PATH and PAHO were supported in developing the IDEA review by a steering committee that includes global and regional senior leaders in the areas of immunization, data quality, and data use from the World Health Organization (WHO); United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

 

Evidence Gap Map

For each primary intervention type identified in the IDEA literature review, the gap map below visualizes all the pieces of evidence and promising strategies identified. They are organized according to the intermediate data use outcomes, data use actions, and impact indicators to which they pertain.

The gap map illustrates where there is greater coverage of evidence and promising strategies as well as where there are gaps in evidence.

 

IDEA Report Materials-English 

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Immunization Data Evidence for Action (IDEA): Evidence Synthesis Table PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Tool English
Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Theory of Change: Supporting data-informed decision-making for immunization programs PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Tool English
Immunization Data Evidence for Action (IDEA): Top Findings PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English
Precis: A Realist Review of What Works to Improve Data Use for Immunization PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English
Executive Summary: A Realist Review of What Works to Improve Data Use for Immunization PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English
A Realist Review of What Works to Improve Data Use for Immunization PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Report English

 

IDEA Report Materials-Spanish

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Teoría del Cambio para apoyar la toma de decisiones basada en datos para los programas de inmunización PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Tool Spanish
Cuadro de síntesis de las evidencias de Datos de Inmunización: Evidencia para la Acción (IDEA) PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Tool Spanish
Principales hallazgos: Datos de Inmunización: Evidencia para la Acción (IDEA) PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Resumen: Una revisión realista de lo que funciona para mejorar el uso de datos para la inmunización: Evidencia de los países de bajos y medianos ingresos PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Resumen Ejecutivo: Una revisión realista de lo que funciona para mejorar el uso de datos para la inmunización: Evidencia de los países de bajos y medianos ingresos PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Una revisión realista de lo que funciona para mejorar el uso de datos para la inmunización: Evidencia de los países de bajos y medianos ingresos PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish

 

IDEA Report Materials-French

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Tableau de synthèse des preuves: Données de vaccination: des preuves pour l’action (IDEA) PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Tool French
Théorie du changement au soutien de la prise de décision éclairée pour les programmes de vaccination PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Tool French
Principaux résultats: Données de vaccination : des preuves pour l’action (IDEA) PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
ABRÉGÉ: Examen réaliste : ce qui marche pour améliorer l’utilisation des données pour la vaccination: Données probantes des pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
Contexte: Examen réaliste : ce qui marche pour améliorer l’utilisation des données pour la vaccination: Données probantes des pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
Examen réaliste : ce qui marche pour améliorer l’utilisation des données pour la vaccination: Données probantes des pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Report French

 

For funders

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Datos de Inmunización: Evidencia para la Acción (IDEA): Principales hallazgos de IDEA para los financiadores de programas PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Données de vaccination : des preuves pour l’action (IDEA): Principaux résultats d’IDEA à l’intention des bailleurs de fonds PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA): Top IDEA Findings for Program Funders PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English

 

For implementers 

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Datos de Inmunización: Evidencia para la Acción (IDEA): Principales hallazgos de IDEA para los ejecutores PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Données de vaccination : des preuves pour l’action (IDEA): Principaux résultats d’IDEA à l’intention des exécutants de programme PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA): Top IDEA Findings for Program Implementers PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English

 

For policymakers

Titre Auteur An Type La langue
Datos de Inmunización: Evidencia para la Acción (IDEA): Principales hallazgos de IDEA para los formuladores de políticas PATH, Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2019 Document Spanish
Données de vaccination : des preuves pour l’action (IDEA):Principaux résultats d’IDEA à l’intention des décideurs politiques PATH, Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé 2019 Document French
Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA): Top IDEA Findings for Policymakers PATH, Pan American Health Organization 2019 Document English