IHC secondary school resources

We are engaged in a four-year project (2019-2023) to develop and evaluate Informed Health Choices (IHC) learning resources for secondary school students in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, collaborating closely with stakeholders in those countries. This work builds directly on what we learned from development and evaluation of our primary school resources. Our aim is to create flexible, digital resources that help young people make informed personal health choices and contribute to informed debate about health policies, and that can be adapted for use in other contexts.

The work will be carried out in two main stages. As we complete protocols for the studies within these stages, we will make them available below:

Protocols for Development 
Human-centred design of learning resources
Prioritisation and sequencing of IHC Key Concepts
Context analysis (generic)
Stakeholder engagement evaluation
Overview of systematic reviews of teaching strategies

Protocols for Evaluation
– Outcome measures review/validation/development
– Randomised trials
– Process evaluations

Core project partners

Norway: Centre for Informed Health Choices, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Kenya: Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH)
Rwanda: University of Rwanda
Uganda: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
Chile: Epistemonikos Foundation, Santiago

Additionally, an international network of 55 advisors from 17 countries with expertise in education, ICT, design, related research and methodology, as well as people from the IHC network, will provide guidance.

Funding

The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research: Enabling sustainable public engagement in improving health and health equity.

Project application (10-pages, English)

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