Health services research
Through health services research, FHI 360 helps to increase provision of safe and affordable services, products and treatments in resource-limited settings.
FHI 360’s health services research is directed toward improving access to and quality of health services, evaluating public health interventions and strengthening delivery systems.
We apply qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct formative assessments, evaluate programs, and test innovations through operations research. Studies routinely examine issues of costs and cost-effectiveness. Research efforts have focused primarily on service delivery in family planning and reproductive health, infectious diseases, and maternal and child health.
FHI 360 offers expertise in investigating and quantifying the costs and financial implications of strategies for alternative service delivery in areas such as HIV prevention and treatment, reproductive health and family planning, and chronic and noncommunicable diseases.
Findings from health economics research allow for a comprehensive understanding of the comparative impact and efficiency of interventions. Results are useful for informing national and local health policy decisions, program design and introduction of new health products and services.
Social and behavioral sciences health research
Our teams of experts conduct social science research to investigate the social, cultural, gender and political contexts of behavior. The primary focus of this work has been on reproductive health and HIV prevention, both areas that are profoundly influenced by psychosocial and behavioral factors.
In addition, several themes and areas of expertise in our social and behavioral science work are applicable across many content areas. These areas include: adherence, recruitment and retention, communication, community engagement, ethics and informed consent, gender andrelationship dynamics, intervention research, program and product acceptability, social andeconomic equality, sexual risk taking and research support.