HIP Blog FAQs
1. Who can use the HIPs Blog Posts?
Anyone can! Our goal is to show the impact of HIPs in a relatable way, and to paint a vivid picture of the lives changed as a result of interventions using HIPs.
2. How can I submit a HIPs Blog Post?
Fill out our online guided form. This form gives you the option to submit content that is already drafted, or you can follow a series of guided questions to develop your post.
Once you submit, someone will contact you with any questions, edits, or a notification of publication of your story on the HIPs website.
3. What are the guidelines for Blog Posts?
Here is what to expect:
- Is your post about an individual person or an activity/intervention/program? (Include name, organization and program/project/activity title)
- Describe the setting, context and challenges
- What is the family planning situation in your region/country/community? Some questions to consider may include:
- What is the contraceptive prevalence rate in your country or area?
- What is the total fertility rate or how many children do most women have?
- What methods are typically offered?
- Are most services provided by the government, NGOs, or the private sector?
- What have the barriers to expanding family planning been?
- Describe the intervention
- What was the intervention? Which high impact practice did you implement? Why was that particular HIP selected? How was it implemented?
- Describe the impact
- If your post is about an individual beneficiary or family planning program manager/provider how did the individual's life change due to the intervention?
- If this is a post about an organization or a program that used or adapted a high impact practice, how was the program itself changed?
- If it was a community based program, how did the community changed? What were the most significant changes for the beneficiaries?
- What did you learn from adapting this high impact practice to your own work?
- What was the most useful aspect of the HIP brief that you used?
- Did you look at other programs implementing this practice and did you find their experiences useful to you?
- What would you do the same way again?
- What would you do differently?
- What recommendations do you have for someone implementing an activity like this in the future?
4. Have more questions? Contact us.