D2P Problem Framing and Root Cause Analysis

This module is part of the Data to Policy program, Unit 1 (Problem and Policy Analysis). After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Frame a policy topic in terms of the health problem, primary cause and root causes
  • Create a cause/effect "fishbone" diagram to analyze the root cause(s) of a problem
  • Identify and prioritize high-impact, modifiable causes as targets of a policy brief

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