Kate PlourdeSenior Technical Officer, Research Utilization
Areas of expertise
- Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health
- Research utilization
- Girls' empowerment
Projects & Resources
YouthPower Action is dedicated to scaling evidence-based, positive youth development in all sectors and country contexts to improve capacities and enable the aspirations of youth so they can contribute to and benefit from more stable, democratic and prosperous communities and nations.
Through its Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) project, FHI 360 developed a set of text messages on family planning methods that users in Kenya and Tanzania can access via their mobile phones.
The Mobile 4 Reproductive Health (m4RH) toolkit provides information from FHI 360’s work in mobile technology for health over several years and is intended to facilitate replication of this SMS-based information service.
Working in partnership with K4Health, the Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project is producing an mHealth implementation guide, an e-learning course, and a high-impact practices (HIP) brief that provides a summary of the literature as well as lessons learned for how to implement various mhealth approaches to support family planning objectives.
With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, FHI 360’s Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project began developing the Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) project, which developed a set of text messages on family planning methods that users can access via their mobile phones.