One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. The Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools were developed in 2011 for global use in assessing the reliability and timeliness of an RHIS, in making evidence-based decisions, and in identifying gaps in an RHIS so they can be addressed and the system can be improved.
With USAID’s support, JSI, through the MEASURE Evaluation project, has revised the PRISM Tools and developed other elements, based on the PRISM Framework, to create a broad array of materials: the “PRISM Series,” available here: https://www.measureevaluation.org/prism. This new, more comprehensive PRISM Series is useful for designing, strengthening, and evaluating RHIS performance and developing a plan to put the results of a PRISM assessment into action.
To support the use of the PRISM Tools, JSI, through the MEASURE Evaluation project, has developed a curriculum of nine training sessions, which are outlined in this manual for training facilitators and supported by nine PowerPoint slide decks. The Facilitator’s Manual presents the learning objectives for each session, as well as the topics covered, a session plan (including session duration), the teaching method to use, materials needed for the session, and activities, such as group work. JSI, MEASURE Evaluation. 2018.