The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs leads DHS efforts to disseminate the results of the surveys, including hosting national seminars, writing key findings reports, fact sheets and press releases, and training journalists on how to use the data to tell stories about the health of their country. CCP also works with the DHS team to disseminate data via the DHS website, mobile application and social media.
Since the project began, CCP has:
- Led the DHS team in the development of data use curricula, building host-country capacity to use DHS data to improve policies and programs
- Created user-friendly publications to improve access to complex demographic and health data
- Directed communication activities to expand the reach of DHS data through videos, social media, the DHS mobile app and web tools.