This cumulative resource, open to reader contributions, is intended for those who are integrating family planning with maternal, newborn, and child health services throughout the life cycle.
The website includes sections entitled:
Overview - with key messages and an overview summarsing opportunities to integrate family planning in mother and child life-cycle services. The key messages include:
- "When mothers survive, children thrive.
- Preventing adolescent pregnancy is an essential part of preventing malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality among young people.
- Family planning leads to longer birth intervals, reducing pregnancy- and childbirth-related health risks.
- Integrating family planning and maternal, newborn, and child health supports healthy families."
Take a Course - links to the Global Health eLearning Center.
Access Tools - including the following K4Health toolkits:
- Family Planning & Immunization Integration Toolkit
- Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) Toolkit
- Maternal, Infant, Young Child Nutrition & Family Planning Integration Toolkit
- Postpartum Family Planning Toolkit.
Review of Evidence - including a linked list of "Systematic Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies"; a link to the Popline evidence base of family planning and reproductive health literature; a link to "Global Health: Science and Practice" Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed journal; and evidence summaries: the HIPs briefs.
Illustrate & Advocate - including a graphic the "highlights the abundant opportunities to integrate family planning with MNCH services throughout a woman's lifecycle, from antenatal care to delivery and the postpartum period to routine immunization, well-baby, and child health visits to adolescent health services"; a video on the first 1,000 days of an infant's life, entitled “Family Planning Helps Achieve Nutrition Goals"; and photoshare images.
Share and Connect - links to communities of practice, such as the Family Planning & Immunization Integration Working Group, the Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition & Family Planning Integration Working Group, and the Postpartum Family Planning Community of Practice and Personal insights in the form of blogs.
Email from Ados Velez May to The Communication Initiative on May 14 2015.