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What are the K4Health toolkits?

What is the purpose of the Leadership & Management Toolkit?

Who should use this toolkit?

What types of resources are included in this toolkit?

How should this toolkit be used?

How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

How can I make a comment or give feedback about this toolkit?

Who developed this toolkit?

Which publishers have resources included in this toolkit?


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 information gaps.

 

What is the purpose of the Leadership & Management Toolkit?

 

The purpose of the Leadership & Management Toolkit is to provide evidence-based guidance, tools, and informational resources to update, expand, or develop leadership and management skills.  

 

Who should use this toolkit?

 

The toolkit is intended for use by: 

  • Policy makers and program managers who are interested in adding or improving existing leadership and management skills;
  • Service providers, information officers, potential clients, teachers, and students who are interested in accurate information about leadership and management.
We invite you to suggest resources or adapt the resources in this toolkit to suit your local circumstances and languages.

 

What types of resources are included in this toolkit?

 

The resources in this toolkit were carefully selected to eliminate the need to conduct extensive searches on multiple sites. Health policy makers, program managers, service providers, information officers, and others will find reliable, relevant, and usable information about leadership and management for health programs. The toolkit is organized to align with the World Health Organization's (WHO) health system strengthening building blocks: 

  1. Leadership and Governance
  2. Human Resources
  3. Financing (Financial Management)
  4. Medicines, Vaccines, and Technologies (Logistics and Pharmaceuticals)
  5. Information (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  6. Service Delivery and demand
Also included is a section on General Management.

 

How should this toolkit be used?

 

To browse the content of this toolkit, use the navigation to the right 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, policy making, and program management purposes. Some of the tools are readily available in adaptable format. 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 toolkits@k4health.org and include the name of the toolkit in the subject line of your message. 

 

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 use 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 feedback will help to ensure that the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can adapt what they learn from your experiences.

 

Who developed this toolkit?

 

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) staff selected the resources based on a search of published literature. The resources are also based on staff experience working with Ministries of Health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and partner organizations to build the leadership and management capacity of health workers around the world.

 

Which publishers have resources included in this toolkit?

 

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by the following organizations that work throughout the world to promote evidence-based best practices and improve the delivery of health services.