HIP Briefs

HIP collaborating partners have developed briefs that synthesize the evidence and provide recommendations on how to implement selected HIPs. Briefs are grouped into three interrelated categories: (1) high-impact practices in service delivery (briefs with a blue colored side bar), (2) social and behavior change interventions (briefs with a green colored side bar), and (3) creating an enabling environment (briefs with red colored side bar).
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    HIP List

    High Impact Practices in Family Planning List

    This seminal brief provides a list of all the HIPs identified by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).  The TAG is made up of more than 25...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Educating Girls: Creating a foundation for positive sexual and reproductive health behaviors

    Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Financing Commodities and Services: Essential for meeting family planning needs

    Ensuring proper financing for family planning involves identifying and putting in place various mechanisms for purchasing family planning...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Galvanizing Commitment: Creating a supportive environment for family planning programs

    Demonstrable commitment to family planning strengthens the enabling environment in which programs and policies are implemented. Regional and...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Health Communication: Enabling voluntary and informed decision-making

    Implementing a systematic, evidence-based health communication strategy that includes communication through multiple channels helps enable...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Leaders and Managers: Making Family Planning Programs Work

    Leadership and management are both essential elements to developing successful family planning programs. This brief defines common leadership...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Policy: Building the foundation for systems, services, and supplies

    Policies set the tone for family planning programs. Ministries of Health play a primary role in developing health sector policy, with the aims...
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    Enabling Environment HIPs

    Supply Chain Management: Investing in contraceptive security and strengthening health systems

    Supply chain management (SCM) of contraceptives and related products, such as the equipment, instruments, and supplies required to provide long-...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Proven

    Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

    Updated!  When appropriately designed and implemented, community health worker (CHW) programs can increase use of contraception, particularly...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Proven

    Mobile Outreach Services: Expanding access to a full range of modern contraceptives

    Evidence demonstrates that mobile outreach services can successfully increase contraceptive use, particularly in areas of low contraceptive...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Proven

    Postabortion Family Planning: Strengthening the family planning component of postabortion care

    Providing family planning counseling and services at the same time and location where women receive treatment for complications related to...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Proven

    Social Marketing: Leveraging the private sector to improve contraceptive access, choice, and use

    Social marketing in family planning programs makes contraceptive products accessible and affordable through private-sector outlets, such as...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Promising

    Drug Shops and Pharmacies: Sources for family planning commodities and information

    Evidence shows that with appropriate training and support, pharmacy and drug-shop staff can facilitate the use of modern contraception,...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Promising

    Family Planning and Immunization Integration: Reaching postpartum women with family planning services

    Both immunization and family planning services are important components of primary health care. Ensuring that FP counseling and services are...
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    Service Delivery HIPs - Emerging

    Vouchers: Addressing inequities in access to contraceptive services

    Voucher programs aim to directly influence the behavior of both provider and consumer. By targeting underserved groups, vouchers ensure...
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    HIP Enhancement

    Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services: Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services

    This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS...
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    HIP Enhancement

    mHealth: Mobile technology to strengthen family planning programs

    mHealth (mobile health) is an emerging field that uses mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (WHO...
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    Social and Behavior Change - Promising

    Community Group Engagement: Changing Norms to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health

    What is the promising high-impact practice in family planning for social and behavior change? Engage and mobilize communities in group dialogue...
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    Evidence Summaries

    Economic Empowerment: A Potential Pathway for Women and Girls to Gain Control Over Their Sexual and Reproductive Health

      Economic empowerment is the ability to make and act on decisions that involve the control over and allocation of financial resources. Women’s...