Conducting Health Information Needs Assessments

The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project developed this guide in order to walk others through the process of assessing information needs among individuals working at different levels of the health system; to share lessons learned and tips for various methodologies; and to provide tools that can be used or adapted in future assessments. It is intended to be a useful reference material for all health professionals, including policy makers, program managers, and health care providers. By sharing its experiences with others in the international health community, K4Health hopes to improve knowledge management systems, strengthen health programs and policies, and reduce cost and duplication of effort.