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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      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 - 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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      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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      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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      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

      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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