Sharing three new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) Resources


Laura Raney
 

Dear IBP Network Colleagues, 

 

On behalf of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning Partnership, I'm pleased to share a few new and recently-updated HIP resources:

  1. New HIP Slide Decks: Responding to a voiced need of the FP/RH community, the Partnership has developed HIP slide decks - adaptations of HIP briefs that are intended to facilitate the sharing of key messages about evidence-based practices in family planning with various audiences. These PowerPoint slides are downloadable, include speaking notes for the presenter, and are fully editable to adapt to user needs. HIP slide decks are now available for several HIPs, with more forthcoming as new and updated briefs are released.
  2. New Strategic Planning Guide: Creating equitable access to high-quality family planning information and services. This document is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers through a process to identify inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning also developed under the Partnership for High Impact Practices for Family Planning. The development of this strategic planning guide was led by the Research 4 Scalable Solutions project in collaboration with colleagues from USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
  3. UpdatedDrug Shops and Pharmacies: Expanding contraceptive choice and access in the private sector. Evidence shows that with training and support, pharmacy and drug shop staff can facilitate the use of a broad range of modern contraception, especially in areas where the unmet need is high, access to family planning services is poor, and health worker shortages and other barriers prevent women, men, and youth from accessing family planning services. Access to contraceptives through pharmacies and drug shops can also be critical during emergency situations when there is added stress on the health care system and restricted mobility for many people. This brief describes the importance of these outlets for providing commodities and information and outlines key issues for planning and implementing programs to support pharmacy and drug shop staff.

Thanks to all of our global partners and technical experts who contributed to the development of these resources. Please share widely with your networks, and be sure to sign up for the quarterly HIP Newsletter.

 

All the best,

Alex Mickler on behalf of the HIP Partnership


 

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Alex Mickler, MSPH

Program Analyst

USAID Contractor | Bureau of Global Health | Office of Population and Reproductive Health

Research, Technology and Utilization Division

GHTP - Public Health Institute

amickler@... | + 1.571.243.5297 | she/her/hers


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