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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.

Join Us!

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.

Zoom Connection Details

Join from computer or mobile:

Meeting ID: 828 2453 9607                     Password: 1

Meeting TitleSession Overview

IntraHealth’s READI - Rapid, Efficient,
and Data-Driven Implementation

Thursday – June 8

8-9 am EDT | 12-1 pm UTC | 1-2 pm WAT | 2-3 pm SAST | 3-4 pm EAT

Join us for this 1 hour Data Use Community meeting. 

Amy Finnegan and Lucy Mphuru from IntraHealth will share the READI - Rapid, Efficient, and Data-Driven Implementation - approach. READI monitors program performance, accelerates project start-up, and conducts precision analyses that helps us solve implementation problems before they start. Hear about how this approach has been used and the lessons learnt.

Patient Identity Management Collaborative Session

Wednesday – June 28

8-9:30 am EST | 12-1:30 pm UTC | 1-2:30 pm WAT | 2-3:30 pm SAST | 3-4:30 pm EAT

We will continue to discuss what work countries are doing around patient identity management. The goals of these monthly meetings are to:

  • Provide space for peer learning on patient identity management.
  • Build community linkages between teams working on patient identity management.
  • Begin to gather common practices, challenges and experiences to be documented in the Patient Identity Management Toolkit

The Community is always looking for volunteers to share how different countries are linking person level data systems together. Please reach out on our community forum if you are interested in learning more.

Get to Know the DUC

Thursday – June 29

8:30 - 9:30 am EDT | 12:30 - 1:30 pm UTC | 1:30 - 2:30 pm WAT | 2:30 - 3:30 pm SAST | 3:30 - 4:30 pm EAT

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!

2022 Year-In-Review

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

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.


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.

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).

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