Family Planning & Reproductive Health

A list of tools and resources from Transform/PHARE, a USAID project that used innovative practices from marketing, advertising, human-centered design and behavioral economics to strengthen health-related behavior change programming. Tools are in English and French.

CORE Group's research library is a searchable list of state-of-the-art tools, curriculums and technical resources covering multiple focus areas including Social and Behavior Change (SBC), FP, social accountability, general health and nutrition. The library was produced with multiple partner and member organizations.

This guide is for program managers and planners conducting a Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence. The Focus Families and Culture (FFC) guide introduces a holistic framework that can assist program staff to more effectively identify key priority groups for interventions. After learning about the development and key concepts and the methodology. The guide also includes a step-by-step review of the assessment process, complete with case examples, sample tools and diagrams.

This Care Group repository contains information, presentations, tools, curricula, and results reports regarding Care Group programs. The guides review how care groups are formed, how care groups are used to reduce child deaths and results from using various Care Group models.

The Circle of Care Model is a framework for understanding how SBC interventions, particularly strategic communication, can be used along the service delivery continuum before, during and after services. At each stage, three explicit areas are identified where SBC can be used to influence attitudes and behaviors among clients and providers. The end result is more effective service delivery programs that meet the needs of the intended audiences and contribute to improved health outcomes. 

This manual provides guidance for field-based conservation practitioners in developing countries on integrating health and family planning into community conservation projects. It is designed for those who are starting work in a new area as well as those who might be adding on a health or population component to an existing conservation project. In addition, some sections are likely to be of interest to health partners, development organizations and donors.

This toolkit is 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: up-to-date global and country-specific background and reference materials to inform advocacy and assist with the design of evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs; job aids, curricula, and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of program activities and services; and, publications that detail key implementation processes and lessons learned.

The FHI 360 PROGRESS project (2008-13) added to the evidence base on multi-sector integration, providing guidance on how development organizations can successfully expand their program model to include family planning services. Working closely with partners, PROGRESS developed, implemented, and evaluated three interventions. This report synthesizes lessons learned for use in replication and scale up.

The FOCUS Tool is an online social and behavior change and communication strategy planner. FOCUS provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop or retrofit a theory-based social and behavior change and communication (SBCC) strategy. The steps, theoretical framework, and tools are designed to help SBC practitioners prepare and plan for effective SBCC initiatives through a comprehensive approach.

The Social and Behavior Change/Family Planning (SBC/FP) Evidence Database is a unique resource that compiles and highlights key SBC successes. This database presents a collection of 249 articles describing interventions or studies that address family planning challenges through SBC approaches.