Glossary of Terms


A social codingĀ event that brings computer programmers and designers together to improve upon or build a new software program.

Harmonizing clinical and population health data:

Refers to all efforts to combine data from different sources and provide users with a comparable view of data from different studies.

Health literacy:

The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

High leverage areas:

The most optimal practice or point of intervention.

Holistic approach:

An approach that considers the total system instead of just to its parts.

Household interviews:

The process of collecting and analyzing data to help us understand the general situation and specific characteristics of individual household or all households in the population.

Human-centered design:

A design and management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Human involvement typically takes place in observing the problem within context, brainstorming, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing the solution.