Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit

Welcome to the Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit. Community-based family planning (CBFP) brings family planning information and methods to women and men in the communities where they live. One of the main objectives of CBFP programs is to increase access to and choice of contraceptive methods in underserved areas. 

Community health workers provide access to a variety of methods, such as oral contraceptives, condoms, and increasingly, injectable contraceptives. They also educate women and couples to use fertility awareness methods such as the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) and the Standard Days Method (SDM), and can make referrals for clinic-based methods. This holistic approach ensures that clients in the community have access to a range of contraceptive choices to fit their needs.  Four CBFP strategies are used to extend services to the community:

This toolkit presents a collection of carefully selected resources for health policy makers, program managers, service providers, information officers, and others. Access these resources by using the navigation tabs on the right side of every page.

Among the dozens of country CBFP experiences are CBFP assessments in Ghana, Madagascar, Senegal, and Uganda; mobile services in Bolivia, Georgia, and the Philippines; and lessons learned from the private sector in India, Mexico, and Madagascar.

Learn more about Community-Based Family Planning. Take the Global Health eLearning course (registration required).

For more information about Community-Based Access to Injectables, please visit the Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives Toolkit.

Toolkit last updated: April 17, 2014