What is the purpose of the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit?
This toolkit contains resources selected by the staff of FHI to help policy makers, program managers, service providers, and other audiences improve family planning (FP) and HIV services by integrating them so that they are available from a single source. Program experience is demonstrating the benefits of integration, but more research is needed to determine how best to adapt integrated services to different settings and deliver them efficiently
What types of resources are included in this toolkit?
This toolkit provides a one-stop source for reliable, relevant, and usable information pertaining to the integration of family planning and HIV services. The resources were selected 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.
- PowerPoint presentations and other quality information resources that can be downloaded and adapted to better serve local circumstances and languages.
- Various publication formats including books, manuals, briefs, case studies, fact sheets, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, project reports, reviews, teaching and training materials, photographs, and other tools.
Who should use this toolkit?
- Policy makers will find research and information to help set national guidelines for FP/HIV integration and plan for changes in service delivery.
- Program managers will find information and job aids to help them develop a strategy to retool their facilities for the provision of integrated FP and HIV services.
- Health care providers will find information and job aids to help them counsel clients effectively in the newly integrated service and meet needs related both to FP and HIV.
- Logistics managers will find tools and resources to help maintain a steady flow of supplies and to respond quickly if shortages occur.
- Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media, and messages about FP/HIV integration for potential users, current users, their partners, and communities.
- Trainers can review the latest training techniques and curricula for FP/HIV integration.
- Researchers can create customized searches for scientific articles, reports, photographs, and other materials relating to FP/HIV integration.
How should this toolkit be used?
Integrating access to and use of family planning and HIV services requires a holistic approach: accurate information; up-to-date policies and guidelines; quality training, supervision, and services; effective communication and marketing; and proper logistics. This toolkit provides information on all these elements and contains tools and resources to help you implement a variety of FP/HIV integration strategies.
To browse the content of this toolkit, use the navigation tabs to view resources related to key program topics. You can also use the search box if you know what you are looking for or have a specific item in mind.
Resources in this toolkit can be downloaded and adapted for teaching and training, research, advocacy, policymaking, and program management purposes. Some of the tools are readily available in adaptable format (for example, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations or Word documents). 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 at email@example.com
and include the name of the toolkit in the subject line of your message.
Who developed this toolkit?
FHI 360 staff selected the resources based on a wide search for relevant published and grey literature from around the world.
How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?
We invite you to participate in the evolution and enhancement of this toolkit. If you have developed or rely on quality resources that you think should be included, please use the feedback form
to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.
How can I make a comment or give feedback about this toolkit?
If you have comments about the toolkit, please use the feedback form
. Your ideas will help to ensure that the toolkit remains up-to-date and is constantly improved. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can learn and benefit from your experiences.