ACE Mobile App

ACE Mobile App

The ACE (Application for Contraceptive Eligibility) mobile app gives family planning providers an easy and effective way to check whether clients are medically eligible to start using certain contraceptive methods. Based on the popular and trusted Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers (2011 edition), ACE reflects the latest family planning guidance from the World Health Organization’s Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. The Global Handbook is published by the World Health Organization and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Health workers can use ACE in two ways:
  • If a client already has a contraceptive method in mind, the health worker can use ACE to check whether the client is medically eligible to use the preferred method.
  • If the client does not have a method in mind, the health worker can use ACE to find methods for which the client is eligible based on medical history.

ACE is designed to only ask about those medical questions that would preclude a client from using a particular contraceptive method(s)—in other words, only those medical conditions with a World Health Organization Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) category of 3 or 4. This reduces the numbers of questions that the ACE app user has to answer.  

Health workers can also use ACE to review key characteristics of 20 contraceptive methods, including information about effectiveness, side effects, health benefits, health risks, and how each method works. Contraceptive methods covered include oral contraceptive pills, injectable contraceptives, the patch, the ring, implants, intrauterine devices, male and female sterilization, condoms, and more.

Feedback/Support

We invite your feedback about the ACE app. Please send an email to mobile@k4health.org.
If you are having technical difficulties or have questions, please send an email to mobile@k4health.org.
 

Terms of Use

The information in this mobile app is intended for health care professionals. However, it is not meant to serve as a substitute for the health care professional’s own clinical judgment.
 
If you are a consumer, you should not rely on the information in this app or the companion Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers as an alternative to professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care professional. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other health care professional. In serious cases, you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment from your doctor or other qualified health care professional because of information in this app or in the Global Handbook.
 
The use of this mobile app is at your own risk and the service and content are provided on an “as is” basis. Neither The Johns Hopkins University, the Center for Communication Programs, the Knowledge for Health Project, the U.S. Government, nor the U.S. Agency for International Development are liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information in this app or in the Global Handbook.