The Knowledge for Health II (K4Health II) project is FHI 360’s contribution to the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) knowledge management project led by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. Other partners are IntraHealth and Management Sciences for Health. The K4Health mission is to improve family planning and reproductive health services in low- and middle-income countries by changing how family planning knowledge is accessed, shared and used.
FHI 360 contributes to the development and curation of the latest evidence-based information on family planning and reproductive health topics, including community-based family planning, contraceptive technology, family planning and HIV integration, microbicides and research utilization. As a partner in K4Health, FHI 360 contributes to global health e-learning courses and online toolkits. FHI 360 also develops resource pages, blog posts and other content for the project’s rotating thematic focus areas.
FHI 360 works with strategic family planning, reproductive health and knowledge management groups on technical resources that will strengthen service delivery in the field. One significant activity is our leadership in costed implementation plans (CIP), which includes publishing global tools, guidance and case studies for the FP2020 CIP Resource Kit. Another activity is the development of high-impact practice (HIP) briefs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). And, FHI 360 collaborates on the Family Planning Voices initiative, capturing and sharing stories from people around the world who are passionate about the topic.
FHI 360 participates in K4Health’s synthesis of evidence in the rapidly evolving field of digital health. We develop global guidance documents, such as the mHealth Planning Guide and mHealth Basics, and support country-level knowledge management efforts. As one of the founding members of the Global Digital Health Network, FHI 360 provides thought leadership and stakeholder coordination.