What are K4Health Toolkits?
K4Health Toolkits are electronic collections of carefully selected information resources on a particular topic for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers. They are based on a continuous publishing principle that allows them to evolve after publication to capture additional resources and to identify and fill remaining information gaps.
This toolkit contains resources to help policy makers, program managers, service providers, and other audiences improve access to and quality of community-based family planning (CBFP) services.
- Adrienne Allison, from World Vision
- Paige Anderson Bowen, from WellShare International
- Milka Dinev, from the Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project
- Susan Gallagher, from Population Services International
- John Townsend, from the Population Council
Health District of Kébémer (Senegal)
Maximizing Access and Quality [MAQ] Initiative
Population Council, Frontiers in Reproductive Health
WellShare International, formerly Minnesota International Health Volunteers [MIHV]
Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council
The resources were selected based on a wide search for relevant published and grey literature from around the world, with health policy makers, program managers, and service providers in mind. For example, the toolkit contains:
- Up-to-date background and reference materials to design evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs.
- Job aids and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of program activities and services.
- Various publication formats including books, manuals, briefs, case studies, fact sheets, project reports, reviews, teaching and training materials, tools, and job aids.
- Policymakers will find research and information to help set national guidelines about CBFP programs and plan for future changes in service delivery.
- Program managers will find information and job aids to help them design, plan, and manage CBFP programs.
- Community health workers will find tools and job aids to help them provide quality services to their clients.
- Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media, and messages about CBFP.
- Trainers can review the latest curricula for training community health workers on family planning and reproductive health generally and for specific contraceptive methods.
We invite you to suggest resources or adapt the resources in this toolkit to suit your local circumstances and languages.
To browse the content of this toolkit, use the navigation tabs above to view resources related to key program topics. Each tab includes a list of a number of high-quality resources selected by the Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit Working Group, further organized by sub-topic. Click on the title of the resource for more information about it, or click on the full-text link to get direct access to the full resource.
Some of the tools are readily available in an adaptable format (for example, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations). We encourage you to alter and personalize these tools for your own use. (Please remember to credit the source). If you do use these tools or adapt them, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us. (To make a comment about the toolkit or suggest a resource, use the discussion board.)
We invite you to contribute to evolving and enhancing this toolkit. If you have developed or use quality resources that you think should be included in this toolkit, please use the discussion board to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.
If you have comments about the toolkit, please Join the Discussion. This is your interactive discussion board where you can provide continuous feedback about the toolkit. Your feedback will help to ensure the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved. The discussion board is also where you can exchange information with other toolkit users. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can learn from and adapt your experiences.