Access, Service Capacity, and Quality :

Tools, Training Manuals, Job Aids

Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs (Version 3)
Reality Check is an easy-to-use tool recently updated by RESPOND and EngenderHealth that can generate data for evidence-based advocacy and strategic planning. Users can set realistic family planning goals, plan for service expansion to meet program objectives, and evaluate alternative methods for achieving specific goals. It also can help managers better understand the costs of changing the method mix in a country or region.
Software installer available in English (ZIP, 65.3MB); actual software offers an English and French interface

Reality Check, Version 3: User's Guide
Reality Check is an easy-to-use tool recently updated by RESPOND and EngenderHealth that can generate data for evidence-based advocacy and strategic planning. This User’s Guide sets forth instructions and the methodology for projecting family planning trends and instructs the user on how to apply the tool.
Available in English (PDF, 1.9 MB) and French (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Stat-Shot: Focused Family Planning Data at Your Fingertips
RESPOND conducted a secondary analysis of 40 Demographic and Health Surveys to explore the characteristics of users and nonusers of different family planning methods. Indicators explored include parity, ideal number of children, wealth quintile, urban vs. rural location, and source of method. The resulting data have been compiled into a user-friendly web-based and downloadable application, called Stat-Shot: Focused Family Planning Data at Your Fingertips. This tool has been designed for a wide range of uses—informing advocacy presentations by highlighting disparities in method use, or enabling evidence-based decision making and priority setting.
Software installer available in English (ZIP, 3.4 MB);
User guide available in English (PDF, 2.0 MB);
Product brief available in English (PDF, 722 KB)

Medical Instruments and Expendable Medical Supplies Needed to Provide Long-Acting and Permanent Methods of Contraception
This table outlines the specific medical instruments and expendable medical supplies necessary to provide high-quality services for long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PMs). Developed as a job aid, it is meant to facilitate LA/PM service delivery and ensure contraceptive security.
Available in English (PDF, 401 KB)

Implants Toolkit
The Implants Toolkit provides policy makers, health care providers, and program managers across the globe with state-of-the-art information on this highly safe and increasingly popular contraceptive method. It offers quick and easy access to information on programming and policy considerations relevant to hormonal implants—information that has been reviewed by expert panels and is housed in one convenient location. The Implants Toolkit was developed by the LA/PM Community of Practice, under the leadership of The RESPOND Project/EngenderHealth, Family Health International, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Available online in English

Permanent Methods Toolkit
Contraceptive sterilization is the most commonly used family planning method worldwide, used by more than 250 million women and men. Given the number of couples who do not want more children, these permanent methods are important and relevant options for family planning programs to include in their contraceptive method mix. This toolkit was developed by members of the Long-Acting and Permanent Methods (LA/PMs) Community of Practice, under the leadership of EngenderHealth, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center for Communication Programs, FHI 360, and USAID.
Available online in English

Organizational Capacity Assessment for Family Planning Programming—Long-Acting Methods (IUDs/Implants)
This tool uses an assessment approach developed by the RESPOND Project to enable organizations to quickly assess their capacity to provide family planning services, with an emphasis on long-acting methods of contraception (the intrauterine device [IUD] and implants). The tool helps organizations assess their own capacity and is intended to capture what systems are in place to support the provision of high-quality services for long-acting methods, at the organizational level, not simply at the clinic level.
Available in English (PDF, 562 KB) and French (PDF, 636 KB)

LA/PMs: A Smart FP/RH Program Investment, a course for the USAID Global Health eLearning Center
Ensuring access to information about and affordable quality services for a wide range of contraceptive methods within family planning and reproductive health programs is vital to enabling women and men to achieve their reproductive intentions, whether they choose to delay a first pregnancy, space pregnancies, or limit further childbearing. Long-acting and permanent methods (LA/PMs) play a central role in meeting the reproductive health needs of individuals and couples. This eLearning course is designed to provide learners with a solid understanding of LA/PMs, the rationale for making these methods more widely available in countries’ contraceptive method mix, and the benefits they can provide to both clients and health care systems. The course presents a combination of technical information, leadership and training strategies, and holistic programming experiences from the field.
Available online in English

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