HIFA Survey 2018: FINAL call for responses

27 October, 2018

Dear HIFA Colleagues

There is still time to respond to the HIFA Survey. It only takes 2-3 minutes :-) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3B2Y69K

Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. For those who haven’t done so yet ... we need your responses too! It's vital that we gain the fullest picture possible of what members think about HIFA, how it helps them and how HIFA can improve and increase its wider impact. Every response is a small but crucial step towards achieving Healthcare Information for All.

We would also encourage you to respond/discuss any of the questions here on the HIFA forum. This will also feed into the survey findings. Here's a sample of some recent survey responses to stimulate further discussion:

“As a publisher whose portfolio is strongly global health focussed, HIFA highlights unconscious biases so that we have been able to target some of those that were present in our journals” (Liz Hoffman)

“I think that HIFA could take advantage of the current push for UHC and move upstream to ask governments whether they have a National Information Strategy that ensures that Evidence can inform Practice for the benefit of the Economy”. (Anon)

“Would it be possible to promote health information in local languages?” (Anon)

Please keep the responses coming. Thanks in advance for your help in taking HIFA to the next level!

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Martin Carroll was previously Head of the International Department at the British Medical Association, London UK, and has worked on issues affecting health in LMICs since 2003. He represented the BMA on the HIFA Steering Group from 2008-16 and is now an independent HIFA Steering Group member. Martin is a member of three HIFA working groups: Multilingualism, Evaluating the Impact of Healthcare Information, and Social Media. He is also the HIFA blogger.





martin_c63 AT hotmail.com