What are K4Health Toolkits?

What is the purpose of this toolkit?

Who developed this toolkit?

Who are the publishers of the resources?

What types of resources are included?

Who are the intended audiences?

How do I get started using this toolkit?

/What are K4Health Toolkits?

K4Health Toolkits are electronic collections of carefully selected information resources on a particular topic for health policy makers, program managers and service providers. They are based on a continuous publishing principle that allows them to evolve after publication to capture additional resources and to identify and fill remaining information gaps.

/What is the purpose of this toolkit?

This toolkit shares evidence-based advocacy guidance and tools to add family planning to the voices of existing advocacy networks, enable leaders at all levels in low- and middle-income countries to advocate for family planning, and grow family planning champions for sustainable organizations.

/Who developed this toolkit?

The Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit is a collaborative effort among K4Health, the Health Policy Project, World Vision, UN Foundation, Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), Marie Stopes International (MSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Individuals from other organizations and projects also contributed their experience and expertise to review the toolkit and ensure its relevance and usefulness. 

/Who are the publishers of the resources?

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by organizations working throughout the world to advocate for expanded access to contraception and to improve the delivery of family planning services. These organizations include those who developed the toolkit, as well as:

Pathfinder International

Advance Family Planning

Population Services International (PSI)

Population Action International (PAI)

Population Reference Bureau (PRB)

Futures Group

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

CARE, Guttmacher


Aspen Institute

And many more

/What types of resources are included?

This toolkit is not a comprehensive library of all existing family planning advocacy materials but a strategic package of resources to guide advocates, decision makers, donors, program managers and others through the processes of advocating for funding, policy change and other kinds of committment to improving access to high-quality family planning information and services. These resources include: 

Looking for…?

You can find them…

Case studies on successful family planning advocacy or policy change efforts

In the Country Experiences section of the Policy tab.

Family planning evidence briefs, fact sheets & one-pagers

In the Family Planning-Development Links tab.

In the Evidence Briefs & Fact Sheets section of the Data & Evidence tab.

Advocacy training & capacity strengthening resources

In the Designing an Advocacy Strategy tab.

Key global and regional policy commitments and calls to action

In the Policy Commitments and Calls to Action section of the Policy tab.

Communication skills development materials

In the Effective Communication tab.

Sources for current family planning data

In the Data Sources & Translation Tools section of the Data & Evidence tab.

Indicators for measuring success

In the Measurement Tools & Indcators section of the Monitoring & Evaluation tab.

/Who are the intended audiences?

  • Advocates, donors and policymakers will find evidence packaged in a variety of formats to help inform decision makers and donors about the benefits of investing in family planning.
  • Program managers will find information and tools to help them advocate for resources to maintain, improve or expand their family planning programs.
  • Family planning champions, including community and religious leaders, can access tools to help them build their capacity for family planning advocacy and effectively communicate with their target audiences.
  • Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media and messages for family planning advocacy.

/How do I get started using this toolkit?

There are several ways to browse the content of this toolkit:

  • Use the orange navigation menu on the right side of the page to browse sections of the Toolkit by topic.
  • Use the Search This Toolkit search bar on the right side of the page below the navigation menu to search for resources by keyword, language, publisher or publication date.
  • Use the Toolkit site map.

Within each Toolkit page, lists of resources are ordered according to publication date, and within the same publication year, resources are ordered alphabetically. Click on the title of the resource for more information about it, or click on the full-text link to get direct access to the full publication. Some of the tools are readily available in an adaptable format (for example, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations). We encourage you to alter and personalize these tools for your own use. (Please remember to credit the source).

/How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

We invite you to contribute to evolving and enhancing this toolkit. If you have developed or use quality resources that you think should be included in this toolkit, please email us or fill out our feedback form with your suggestions. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.