Population and Reproductive Health

Making Quality Matter

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Knowledge. Choices. Power.

Improving Quality for Adolescents and Youth

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of donors, governments and civil society, there has been a renewed interest and commitment to addressing unmet need for reproductive health information and services, including contraception and safe abortion care among adolescents and young people. A significant part of this unmet need is due to a lack of quality reproductive health services that are adapted and focused on the needs and wants of adolescents and young people. Globally, 25 percent of the world’s population—1.8 billion—are youth (ages 10 to 24). The highest proportion of young people today—89 percent—live in developing countries. Identifying adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) approaches that address the specific needs of this population is critical.

During the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health program launched its second global challenge to support innovations that improve quality of care. This year’s challenge focused on identifying new initiatives aimed at addressing the need to improve quality in programs aimed at adolescents and youth. Following a competitive selection process, nine organizations were awarded grants of up to $100,000 to implement their innovations.

Quality Adjusted Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: A New Way to Measure Quality of Family Planning

Family Planning

2016

Youth-Friendly Contraceptive Counseling through Photography

Youth

2016

Raising Voices for Better Choices: Tracking Quality by Youth for Youth

Youth

2016

Cybergirl Rwanda

Youth

2016

Mainstreaming Family Planning for LGBT Youth Through a Web Series

Youth

2016

Cafe Entrepreneurship and Family Planning Hackathon

Family Planning, Youth

2016

CiBus: Cinema in the Bus for Better Sexual and Reproductive Health

Youth

2016

Continuum of Care Card for Family Planning

Family Planning

2016

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities

Youth

2016

Girls’ Choice Ice Cream Project

Youth

2013

An Online Peer Education and Family Planning Counseling Forum

Youth

2013

Using Mobile Health Applications to Improve Family Planning Services

Family Planning

2013

Sema Nasi- "Talk to Us": Empowering Clients and Improving Quality Through Innovative Mobile Technology in Family Planning Services

Family Planning

2013

A Scale to Measure Quality of Provider-Client Interactions at the Time of Contraceptive Method Selection

Family Planning

2013

Improving Measurement of the Quality of Reproductive Health Care

Family Planning, Abortion Care, Youth

2013

Amplifying Client Feedback to Enhance Quality of Care

Family Planning, Youth

2013

Improving Family Planning Counseling Through Task Shifting and Use of Mobile Technology

Family Planning

2013

Vijana - "Youth", Minds Up: Increasing Awareness, Availability, and Quality of Family Planning Services for Youth

Youth

2013

Grants are made in the following categories:

Family Planning/Contraception

Innovations to improve quality of family planning/contraception.

Abortion Care

Innovations to improve quality of abortion care.

Youth

Innovations to improve quality in comprehensive sexuality education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.