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Welcome to the Data Use Community (DUC)!

The DUC was built to leverage the expertise in clinical care, systems, policy, and data reuse and analysis, along with the field experience available across implementing agencies, ministries, and implementing partners, to create a peer support network of interested practitioners. The DUC’s initial focus is on guidance regarding approaches for enhancing continuity of treatment and interruption in treatment.  We propose to then extend this tested approach to address other evolving priorities that can only be addressed through individual patient-level data.

The DUC will operate in a collaborative and iterative way to support Ministries of Health and country implementers.

The DUC is initially working towards the following goals:

  • Be initiated with founding members with relevant clinical expertise for HIV prevention, treatment, and care, informatics, and data science.
  • Consolidate best practices, drawn from country experience, to a generally applicable and context-specific approach to improve continuity of treatment and reduce interruption in treatment, with specific attention to the data and systems approach.
  • Ensure field experience sharing, improve interagency coordination and collaboration, and integrate group efforts to support program goals.

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If you are interested in joining, feel free to join our mailing list on our website. Also, feel free to contact if you have any questions.


Monthly Outlook of Upcoming Meetings of the Data Use Community

The DUC hosts multiple meetings that are open for all to participate and contribute to the work! We will update the below table with these upcoming calls and their relevant details. Follow the community forum for updates on upcoming meetings!

Summaries, recordings, and meeting materials from DUC Calls are posted to this wiki page.

Meeting TitleSession OverviewZoom Connection Details

Patient Identity Management Collaborative Session

Wednesday, September 21

The September 14th Patient Identity Management meeting will be rescheduled due to the busy conference season and calendar conflicts. We look forward to continuing our OHIE and DUC collaborative meetings in October. Meantime, we hope to see you at the OHIE22 and the breakout session on Use of Biometrics and Identity on September 21st.  You can also join the virtual conversation on using fingerprints for identification on Discourse

Register for OHIE22! ->

Metrics reporting: Evolution and Use of National Systems

Thursday, September 29

8:30 - 10 am EDT / 12:30 -2 pm UTC / 2:30 - 4 pm SAST

Join us to learn about the journey towards strengthening information systems in Malawi and Uganda. Hear how they are leveraging national systems for PEPFAR and other reporting flows. We will discuss the data flows, the engagement of Ministries in the process, successes and challenges, and next steps for maturity.

Join from computer or mobile:

Meeting ID: 893 1231 3954
Password: 1

Listen & Learn: Get to Know the DUC

Monday, October 3

9 - 10 am EDT / 1 - 2 pm UTC / 3 - 4 pm SAST

Join us for the next Get to Know the DUC session!

The DUC will host this event for those that are new to or less familiar with the DUC! During this meeting our team will provide an overview of the community, share ways to engage and work completed so far, and also answer participant questions. If you are an existing member of the DUC or are already familiar with the community we ask you share this meeting notice with colleagues who may have an interest in the work of this community!  

Join from computer or mobile:

Meeting ID: 836 2217 8462
Password: 1

Visit our website to sign up for information regarding the Data Use Community (DUC)!


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Upcoming Conferences and Events

Come connect with the DUC! We will be sending representatives to conferences and events soon!

Shareable Message on the DUC

Do you want to share the DUC with your network? Check out the shareable message below to copy-and-paste to your peers and colleagues.

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I wanted to reach out and share the Data Use Community (DUC) with you! The DUC is a network made up of organizations and individuals currently focusing on guidance regarding approaches for enhancing treatment continuity. 

I have recently joined this community and thought it would interest you as well. Here are a few ways to start contributing:

I hope we can attend the next meeting together! 


Archive: Former DUC Meetings

As the DUC was beginning to host regular community touch points, we scheduled meetings on a monthly basis along with follow-up calls. As the DUC grew and progressed in their efforts, it became clear these monthly meetings were no longer needed to sustain the work and connection of the community. We now host meetings throughout the month as needed, as it works for community members, and on topics that are timely for the work.

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Monthly Community Meetings

The monthly community meetings are the heart of the Data Use Community. This was the original meeting point where the whole community could to come together to discuss and hear the work of this making efforts in-country on data use, HIV prevention and the efforts within the HIV treatment cycle. Each month had a different focus that will be advertised as soon as possible.

DUC Debriefs

The DUC Debriefs were informal sessions, facilitated by the secretariat team to allow for additional collaboration and follow-up conversation on that month's community meeting topic(s).