Knowledge management is a systematic process of collecting and curating knowledge and connecting people to it so they can act effectively. The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project does this by creating and continually improving platforms, products, and services that generate, capture, synthesize, and disseminate health knowledge. Our services help strengthen the capacity of family planning program managers and service providers in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
As the flagship knowledge management project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, K4Health is neutral broker and a strategic connector of people, institutions, ideas and technical knowledge.
K4Health is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), FHI 360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in collaboration with a host of partners around the world. K4Health draws from a wealth of expertise and resources from four decades of predecessor projects.
Who We Serve, and How
K4Health meets the knowledge needs of health program managers and service providers by:
Framing and pursuing research around knowledge management as a global health intervention;
Providing a global repository of essential family planning and related resources, including POPLINE, Photoshare, K4Health Toolkits, the Global Health eLearning Center, the Global Health: Science & Practice Journal, Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, and the mHealth Evidence database;
Cultivating partnerships that strengthen the knowledge management capacity of health-focused institutions and organizations; and
Delivering knowledge management solutions to a variety of projects in the field.
We use these knowledge management approaches to strengthen health systems and improve family planning and reproductive health programs. Our ultimate goal? Happier, healthier families and communities.