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What are K4Health Toolkits?

Purpose and Audiences of This Toolkit

Types of Resources in This Toolkit

How to Use This Toolkit

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

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

Publishers of 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 remaining information gaps.

Purpose and Audience of this Toolkit

We have designed this toolkit so we can share Peace Corps developed resources both globally and regionally. Furthermore, we have selected, and will continue to expand our selection of resources from our partner agencies that we think are most appropriate for staff and Volunteers. 

Improved maternal and newborn health behaviors and improved access to maternal and newborn health education are high priority community needs in the majority of Volunteer communities, with significant health implications, particularly for women and children. The following resources in this toolkit are intended for all Volunteers engaged in maternal and newborn health activities, a large proportion of whom may have other primary assignment activities, and whose nutrition activities are part of their community service (“secondary”) activities.

Types of Resources in This Toolkit

This toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools to update, develop or expand maternal and newborn health education and programming. It contains:

  • Tools and resources to help implement a variety of maternal and newborn health education activities
  • A compilation of the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices on maternal and newborn health
  • Resources on the most up-to-date evidence from the World Health Organization and other international reproductive health organizations
  • Case studies on maternal and newborn health-related activities from several countries

How to Use This Toolkit

Expanding access to and use of maternal and newborn health projects requires a holistic approach–-including 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 maternal and newborn health-related activities.

To browse the contents of this toolkit, use the navigation on the right to view resources related to maternal and newborn health topics and programs. Each section includes a list of a number of high-quality resources selected by the Peace Corps Sector Health Specialists, further organized by source: Peace Corps or outside "technical" sources. 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 (e.g., Microsoft 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.  

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

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 the toolkit, please use the feedback form to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.

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

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 the toolkit, please use the feedback form to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.

Publishers of Resources Included in This Toolkit

Save the Children

Measure - DHS

CARE

EngenderHealth

Academy for Educational Developmebent/ HIV project

Helen Keller International

UNICEF

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Population Service International

FHI 360

American Colleges of Nurses Midwives

John Hopkins University Center for Communications

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

World Vision

Interaction

Population Council

Institute of Reproductive Health

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Core Group

EPA

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

World Bank

COSI Foundation for Technical Cooperation

WEDC

 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Population Council/ Horizons

FAM Project/ USAID

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA)

PROCOSI

Linkages Project

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Pathfinder International

URC

AVSI

ACCESS Project

JHPIEGO