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 advocates, policy makers, program managers, service providers, and other audiences effectively integrate maternal, infant and young child nutrition and family planning (MIYCN-FP) services.
The MIYCN-FP Integration Toolkit is a collaborative effort among Jhpiego, PATH, ICF International, Pathfinder International, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Individuals from other organizations also contributed their experience and expertise to review the toolkit and ensure its relevance and usefulness.
Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by organizations working throughout the world to promote evidence-based best practices and improve the delivery of MIYCN-FP services. These organizations include USAID, WHO, MCHIP, the MIYCN-FP Technical Working Group, IYCN, AED, UNICEF, the CORE Nutrition Working Group,The Cochrane Collaboration, ACCESS-FP, and more.
This toolkit is not a comprehensive library of all existing materials on MIYCN or FP but is rather a strategic package of resources to guide program managers at implementing organizations, advocates, and decision makers through the processes of piloting, implementing, and scaling up integrated programs and advocating for policy change. These resources include:
•Publications that detail key implementation processes and lessons learned.
•Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media, and messages about MIYCN-FP integration. 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 topics. 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 publication. 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).
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 email us with your suggestions. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.
If you have comments about the toolkit, please email us at email@example.com. Your feedback will help to ensure the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved.