International Health Facility Assessment Network (IHFAN)
IHFAN Resources

To improve the availability and utility of health facility targeted data for evidence-based decision making, the International Health Facility Assessment (IHFAN) has developed a number of tools, white papers, and resources that improve the collection, translation of data to useable information, and the application of the useable information to program monitoring and evaluation.  These resources also provide the guiding light to help users of health data negotiate the field and select tools and resources that are best suited to their program contexts. A list of these papers, tools and resources are provided below.

 PDFFapohunda, B., Fronczak, N., Noriega-Minichiello, S., Buckner, B.,  Shenck-Yglesias, C., & Patil, P. (2009). Chapter 7: Use of facility-based assessments in health workforce analysis. In Dal Poz, M.R., Gupta, N., Quain, E., & Soucat, A.L.B, Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation of Human Resources for Health with special applications for low- and middle-income countries (pp. 79 – 102). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.
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 PDFFronczak, N., &  Fapohunda, B. (2009). Basic Statistics on Health Facility Status and Readiness to Deliver Quality Services (ms-09-37-en).Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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 PDFFapohunda B, & Gragg B. (2009). Pillars of Health Facility Assessment: An Illustrative Capacity-Building Curriculum for Mid- and Senior-Level Managers (ms-09-36). Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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Edward A, Matsubayashi T, Fapohunda B, & Becker S. (2009) . A Comparative Analysis of Select Health Facility Survey Methods Applied in Low and Middle Income Countries (wp-09-111-en). North Calorina: MEASURE Evaluation.
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PDFInternational Health Facility Assessment Network. (2008). Flowchart of Steps to Conduct a Health Facility Assessment (MS-08-28). Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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PDFInternational Health Facility Assessment Network. (2008). Health Facility Assessment Relevant Resources/Supporting Documents and Mapping Resources Annotated Bibliography (wp-08-107). Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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PDFHealth Facility Technical Working Group. (2007). The Signature Domain and Geographic Coordinates: A Standardized Approach for Uniquely Identifying a Health Facility (WP-07-91).Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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PDFFronczak, N., Fapohunda, B., Buckner, B., & Shenck-Yglesias, C. (2007). Using Health Facility Profiles as a Monitoring Tool: An Example Based on Data from Three African Countries. (WP-07-101) Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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PDFHealth Facility Assessment Technical Working Group. (2007). Guidance for Selecting and Using Core Indicators for Cross-Country Comparisons of Health Facility Readiness to Provide Services (wp-07-97-en). Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.
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Hozumi D, Fronczak N, Minichiello NS, Buckner B, & Fapohunda B. (2006). Profiles of Health Facility Assessment Methods (tr-06-36-en). Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.

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Fapohunda B. (2012). Using Health Facility Assessment Data to Address Programmatic Questions: Illustrative Examples for Program Managers (sr-12-72-en).Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: MEASURE Evaluation.