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Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

This is a practical reference for global health practitioners working to introduce or scale up medical devices, diagnostics, or other consumer products. Its four-stage model uses case studies to highlight lessons and factors for consideration. Includes a practitioner’s workbook and a toolkit.

Institutional Author(s): USAID
Publication date: June, 2015

Guide Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

This brief outlines how, when appropriately designed and implemented, community health worker programs can increase use of contraception, particularly where unmet need is high, access is low, and geographic or social barriers to use of services exist. The brief describes the importance of community-based family planning programs as a means of reducing inequities in access to services and outlines key issues for planning and implementation.

Institutional Author(s): High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)
Publication date: June, 2015

Brief Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

Forecasting Guide for New and Underutilized Methods of Family Planning

This guide provides direction to programs that want to forecast for new and underused methods (NUMs) of family planning. It supports program managers and others involved in forecasting as they plan to introduce a contraceptive technology for the first time in a country and/or position an underused method for scale-up.

Institutional Author(s): Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, JSI, Inc., Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), Population Services International (PSI)
Publication date: June, 2012

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Key Indicators for Community-based Access to Injectable Contraception Pilot Studies

An indicator is a measure of program performance that is tracked over time. This document presents potential process and outcome indicators organized according to the phase of the community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) pilot along with the related evaluation questions, data sources and measurement tools. The list can be adapted to local contexts and program goals to assess a pilot’s progress toward intended outputs and achievement of goals.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360
Publication date: July, 2011

Nine Steps for Developing a Scaling-Up Strategy

The aim of this 35-page guide is to facilitate systematic planning for scaling up. It is intended for program managers, researchers, and technical support agencies who are seeking to scale-up health service innovations that have been tested in pilot projects or other field tests and proven successful.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: June, 2010

Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) Module 4: Supportive Supervision

This training module is part of a World Health Organization series of modules on immunization training. Supportive supervision involves supervisors and health workers working together to solve problems and improve performance. The module outlines key steps and practical implementation strategies.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: June, 2008

A Field Guide to Designing a Communication Strategy

The purpose of this strategic communication Field Guide is to provide practical guidance to those who are in a position to design, implement, or support a strategic health communication effort. The emphasis of the guide is on developing a comprehensive, long-term approach to health communication that responds appropriately to audience needs.

Institutional Author(s): Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: June, 2003

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Evidence to Action (E2A) Expanding Contraceptive Choice resources and tools

This web page features publications from Evidence to Action’s work to expand contraceptive method choice by strengthening services in facilities, advancing community-based family planning, and creating models for effective integration.

Institutional Author(s): Evidence to Action (E2A)
Publication date: December, 2020

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How to Introduce and Scale Up DMPA-SC: Practical Guidance from PATH Based on Lessons Learned During Pilot Introduction

This document was created to support ministry of health and nongovernmental partners as they develop strategies to introduce and scale up subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC, brand name Sayana® Press) to increase contraceptive options and access. Available in English and French, the publication provides practical guidance based on results, evidence, and learning from the pilot introductions of DMPA-SC in four countries in Africa.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: 2020

DMPA-SC country data dashboard

The country dashboard is a visual presentation of key data for a select list of priority countries; it provides a snapshot of the state and stage of DMPA-SC introduction/scale-up, allowing stakeholders to assess progress, identify roadblocks, guide course corrections, and inform decisions.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: August, 2020