Integration Opportunities

Postpartum family planning is integrated at a variety of points in the contiuum of care. From antenatal visits to routine immunization visits, postpartum family planning should be counseled and systematically offered when appropriate.

MCHIP Family Planning co-leads several inter-agency working groups that focus on integrated service delivery efforts. For more information or to join any of the working groups, please email Elizabeth Sasser (

The Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition-Family Planning (MIYCN-FP) Integration Working Group was established by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and its partners. This working group brings together the Postpartum Family Planning Community of Practice, the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) Working Group and the Nutrition community. Jump to MIYCN-FP.

The Family Planning-Immunization working group was established by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and FHI 360. The purpose of the working group is to share lessons and guidance from field experiences and research initiatives on the optimal ways to link family planning and immunization services so that the reach and effectiveness of both interventions are enhanced. Jump to FP/Immunization.

The Postpartum IUD working group was established by MCHIP and is co-led with PSI. PPIUD programs are no stand-alone programs, but rather providers and programmers need to address ANC, intrapartum care, active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) and the immediate postpartum period. It is in this context that the Postpartum Family Planning Community of Practice and the Long-Acting and Permanent Methods Community of Practice, plan to work togehter to address the resurging attention to PPIUD as a safe and effective method that increases options for postpartum women (including breastfeeding women). Jump to the PPIUD page.