K4Health Toolkits

  • Toolkit
    An estimated 68.5 million people worldwide were considered forcibly displaced as a result of conflict and persecution by the end of 2018--the highest number on record. Women and girls comprise half of this population. In natural disasters, conflict-affected settings, and other humanitarian crises, the provision of safe food and drinking water, shelter, and emergency and basic medical care are top priorities, but reproductive health services are often overlooked. People in emergency settings often face sexual and gender-based violence and increased exposure to reproductive health threats....
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    What Is Research Utilization? Research utilization refers to the application of evidence to policies, programs and practice to improve outcomes.  Research utilization involves various strategies including stakeholder engagement and collaborative research, the use of champions, the use of knowledge brokers, and advocacy and communication, and is bi-directional. It links current research with opportunities to inform policy, programs, and practice.  At the same time, it facilitates the use of experience from programs, policies, and practice to inform new research agendas...
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    Why mHealth? Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives. Why are a growing number of health programs—and even district and national health systems—turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to...

Latest Toolkit Updates

  • Voluntary Rights-based FP Programs: A Review of Tools

    The design and scale-up of high-quality family planning services that protect and fulfill the rights of all clients and potential users requires a knowledge base of effective approaches and interventions that have improved access to contraceptive services; ensured a high quality of care; protected clients’ full, free, and informed choice; and ensured program accountability to those they serve.

  • Invest in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

    This infographic focuses on current barriers to contraception, effects of the resulting unmet need for contraception, and the health impact a greater investement in family planning would have.

  • Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking: A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates

    This document guides readers through the steps to track contraceptive finances and finance processes. The guide explains, in detail, how to collect and analyze data to determine how much funding is needed, committed, and spent for contraceptives. It also includes information to help users map the funding processes in order to determine when and to whom to advocate for adequate and timely funding for contraceptives. 

  • Educating Girls: Creating a foundation for positive sexual and reproductive health behaviors

    Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development benefits for individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this brief is to describe the relationship of girls’ education on family planning and reproductive health and behaviors; highlight evidence-based practices that increase girls’ enrollment, retention, and participation in school; and provide recommendations for how the health sector can support keeping girls in school.

  • Policy: Building the foundation for systems, services, and supplies

    Policies set the tone for family planning programs. Ministries of Health play a primary role in developing health sector policy, with the aims of improving health system performance and promoting the health of the people. Policies and laws that affect health systems and health outcomes are also developed outside the health system.

    This 8-page brief describes various policy levels, the importance of policies for family planning, and tips on supporting and implementing effective policy change.