High-Impact Practices in Family Planning
High-impact practices in family planning (HIPs) are promising or best practices that, when scaled up and institutionalized, will maximize investments in a comprehensive family planning strategy. HIPs help family planning programs focus their resources and efforts to ensure they have the broadest reach and greatest impact. K4Health is working with USAID to collect data on programs which use these practices and to maintain a website devoted to HIPs.
A technical advisory group convened by USAID identified two interrelated categories of HIPs: (1) creating an enabling environment and (2) high-impact practices in service delivery.
Creating an enabling environment, through practices such as developing supportive government policies and strengthening capacity to lead and manage family planning programs, facilitates implementation of high-impact practices in service delivery, for example, to support community health workers in providing a wide range of contraceptive methods and to extend the reach of services through mobile clinical outreach.
Visit the HIP site for the full list of HIPs and to use an interactive online map showing who, what, when, where, and how HIPs are being implemented in the field. The map helps family planning programmers around the world connect with each other and learn from each other’s successes and challenges. If you are implementing HIPs, you can add your program to the map.