Data is Not Information

I just spent three days in a training on data use. The trainer made a distinction between information and data. Data is the stuff you collect – raw numbers and … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #3 – Most Kinds of Evaluation

Most forms of monitoring and evaluation annoy me. Instead of serving their true – and vital – functions, they are pro forma decorations created externally and staple-gunned onto a project … more Blood & Milk…


DARA

I am a bit obsessed with evidence. Specifically, with making sure that the work we do is evidence-based. If you’re not sure it works, then why are you doing it? … more Blood & Milk…


Folic acid – not so great after all?

This is a great example of the kind of trade-offs you find in public health decision-making. Folic acid prevents birth defects, but it may be causing bowel cancer. In an … more Blood & Milk…