Coordination and Implementation of Child Health Record Redesigns (Home-Based Records) Resources

Home-based records (HBRs) are an important data collection and monitoring tool serving multiple purposes for the caregiver, health worker, and health system. These records can aid health workers in documenting and tracking which vaccines have been given to a child; empower a parent or caregiver to play a role in the health of their children and to have documented information on their child’s vaccination history; and serve as public health monitoring tools on vaccination coverage through household and other surveys (with increasing importance, now that more vaccines/antigens are in the system). As more vaccines are being incorporated into national immunization programs (with multiple antigens being given at each contact), this record of which particular antigens an individual has received is increasingly important—both for personal record-keeping as well as for cross-checking during surveys and other monitoring or evaluation visits (notably given potential challenges with parental recall).

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. received a two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore opportunities to improve the availability and use of HBRs. Below are links to the resources developed through this project.

Video

This video summarizes our work and findings throughout the life of the project.

Technical Resources

Field Learning and Perspectives

Blogs

Presentations

Example Resources from the Field

Other Resources

Learn more about the Coordination and Implementation of Child Health Record Redesigns (Home-Based Records) program or contact the team at immunization@jsi.com.