A key mission of IHME is to expand uptake of gold-standard methodologies in global health research and promote the usage of sound health evidence to drive effective health policy. To achieve these objectives, IHME conducts didactic training workshops for policymakers and scholars engaged in global health research, advocacy, and policy.
The focus of the methods workshops is to train academics and researchers involved in global health and population-based research in IHME measurement techniques, analytical models, and statistical methods. IHME seeks to propagate the usage of proper methodologies by the global health research community for measuring specific global health challenges and producing better estimates of important global health issues.
Global Burden of Disease Technical Training Workshop
The GBD Technical Training Workshop provides opportunities for hands-on work using the methods, tools, data, and visualizations of GBD, as well as a forum for discussing the implications of results and future work of the GBD study. The workshop includes instruction in the methods behind the GBD approach, key assessment factors for data, the principles that underlie the analytic process, and how to interpret results. Training sessions are intended to promote debate, discussion, and an open exchange of ideas.
For questions and information regarding future GBD Technical Training Workshops, please contact [email protected].
Policy workshops concentrate on implications of analyses undertaken by IHME and the translation of these analyses into relevant policies to be pursued by national and international agencies. Policy workshops are intended to provide decision-makers with strategies for effective resource allocation for health programs and initiatives, as well as to develop their skills in analyzing and understanding data.
IHME seeks to present evidence for health policy recommendations in an objective way that can be utilized by a diverse group of organizations to help improve the infrastructure of health systems worldwide and the effectiveness of health expenditures.