Strategies to improve male involvement in family planning

Engaging men in family planning programs holds promise as a means in family planning and presents successful strategies for increasing men's engagement based on global and regional evidence. Additionally, the increase male involvement.12 Unsurprisingly, as men have not been such as Family Planning 202. 0. 3, Accelerating HIV/ AIDS Epidemic. 4. Control and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. 5. As discussed below, data highlight the potential for a significant increase in men and boys' use of contraception and their support for women and girls' contraceptive use in order to meet these goals, improve. Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide. This document is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health. In this guide, male engagement refers to the involvement of.

  1. Engaging men in family planning (FP) has been found to improve programmatic outcomes and increase gender equality.1, 2 While there have been few published evaluations of interventions that seek to promote male involvement in FP, evidence indicates that male involvement can lead to contraceptive uptake through the pathway o
  2. Changes in couples' communication as a result of a male-involvement family planning intervention. Journal of Health Communication, 17(7), 802-819. Lundgren, R., et al. (2012). Engaging men in family planning services delivery: experiences introducing the Standard Days Method® in four countries. World Health and Population, 14(1), 44-51
  3. There are many challenges to increase male involvement in family planning services. So far very few interventions addressing these challenges have been evaluated scientifically. Health education campaigns to improve beliefs and attitudes of men are absolutely needed
  4. family- and community-level strate-gies to improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), however, continue to target women. MNCH programs in Nicaragua and other Latin American countries need to better The project implemented activities at understand how to operationalize male involvement policies. Programmatic Contex

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  1. 1. Launch of a National Male Involvement Strategy to lay the policy groundwork to support male involvement initiatives, 2. Focus group discussions to better understand cultural and other contextual factors that impact male involvement in these settings 3. Implementation of male involvement strategies 4. •Monitoring of activities to assess.
  2. Enhanced family decision-making skills. Involvement in a strengths-based decision-making process— where appropriate approaches to problem-solving are modeled—gives family members new strategies for communicating and problem-solving. More targeted services. In a collaborative partnership, caseworkers and family members are better able t
  3. g. This paper shares the strategies used by four AIDSRelief country programs for increasing men's involvement in
  4. Research suggests that male involvement can increase uptake and continuation of family planning methods by improving spousal communication through pathways of increased knowledge or decreased male opposition [1-5].Yet, despite growing evidence on the benefits of engaging men in reproductive health decision-making, fertility rates and unmet need for family planning remain high in many sub.
  5. International Family Planning Perspectives. 2005, 31 (3): 131-139. 10.1363/3113105. Article PubMed Google Scholar 14. MacDonald L, Jones L, Thomas P, Thu LT, FitzGerald S, Efroymson D: Promoting male involvement in family planning in Vietnam and India: HealthBridge experience

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  1. e way forward to male involvement in FP in Olorunda Local Government Area, Osogbo, Nigeria. This cross-sectional study involved the use of a four-stage sampling technique to.
  2. In Pakistan, AVSC carried out six case studies to evaluate affiliated projects that aimed to increase men's involvement in family planning (AVSC, 1997b). The study found that the projects were successful at reaching out to and involving men through a combination of extensive outreach work, the introduction of 'no-scalpel' vasectomies, and.
  3. ance in the decision-making process tends to prevail in reproductive health issues, including contraceptive use (Khan and Patel, 1997)
  4. Numerous programs have tested men's involvement in various contexts and found to be positive in a number of areas, including family planning, 17,18 prevention of HIV, 19 birth preparedness and access to emergency obstetrics, women's workload during pregnancy and in raising emotional support and communication. 6,20 In spite of enough.

Partners: Strengthening Parent/Family Involvement in School Health Policy and Practice meeting hosted by the National School Boards Association in 2008. This process identiied evidence-based strategies and speciic actions that can be taken to increase parent engagement in school health activities Family and community engagement in education is increasingly recognized as a vital contributor to student academic achievement. The following report traces the link between involvement and achievement and identifies several best practices to discern the most effective engagement interventions for improving student outcomes I. Introduction. In the last few years more attention has been focusing on the issue of male involvement 1 in reproductive health, and as its importance is acknowledged, more programmes are trying to incorporate it as one of their components. However, existing programmes tend to share potentially problematic aspects: first, male components are usually limited to male methods of family planning. increase s the likelihood that attention to gender equality will flow through into strategies, activities and indicators for monitoring and evaluation. Use participatory strategies to involve both women and men in design and implementation. Participator y strategies need to be informed by sound analysis of gende The integration of family planning into HIV clinics including family planning counseling and education was cited as an important strategy to improve family planning receptivity among men. Integrating family planning into HIV services is a promising strategy to facilitate male involvement in family planning

Changes can range from improving office workflow, to improving how care team members interface with the patient and family, to developing shared decision-making strategies that ensure treatment is understood by and meaningful to the individual patient, the guide concluded. When patients and families are partners in planning and making. Male involvement in PMTCT improves ARV prophylaxis uptake, adherence and promotes compliance for family planning, and optimal infant nutrition [5, 21, 22]. The objective of this paper is to review the literature about determinants of male partners' involvement in MCH activities, with a focus on PMTCT services in low-income countries. planning is only one facet of family engagement, and additional strategies are required for higher levels of student success. TASC created this toolkit to help school planning teams refine their family engagement strategies and clarify what they are trying to do, why, and how. We include a definition of family engagement, specific strategies Emphasize involvement of men to be part of everything; healthy feeding, good sanitation, immunization, family planning and fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS, he said. The Director General of Health Services Dr. Ruth Achieng said that the issue of male participation has a cultural background that affects uptake and utilization of health.

The reality is that many schools are never going to have 100% parental involvement. However, there are strategies that you can implement to increase parental involvement significantly. Improving parental involvement in your school will make teachers' jobs easier and improve student performance overall These findings support engaging men as a health promotion strategy, although evidence gaps remain around effects on mortality and morbidity. Findings also indicate that interventions to increase male involvement should be carefully designed and implemented to mitigate potential harmful effects on couple relationship dynamics Increasing male involvement. The need to increase male involvement in maternal health was recognised by most participants. Initiatives that were pursued by health workers included a conscious effort to consistently engage men in reproductive health discussions during routine home visits and at community meetings or durbars Monitoring and Evaluation of Male Engagement in Family Planning 7 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Organized family planning (FP) programs have traditionally focused primarily on women. With gender equity gaining recognition as a prerequisite for better health, more attention is being placed o

Male involvement in family planning counselling and in the overall family planning decision can improve access, adoption and ongoing use of contraception. However, caution must be taken to ensure that the push to provide family planning counselling to couples does not undermine individual choice in individual services, there have not been broad initiatives to increase family involvement in service planning, delivery, and decision-making. This report was written to describe the principles of family involvement, identify barriers organizations often face when initiating policies to increase family involvement, and highlight strategies th

We've identified a number of barriers—obstacles that don't prevent men from taking an active role, but surely make it difficult. First, there are the messages they get from the parenting experts. Despite current interest in father involvement, an extremely large proportion of family research focuses on mothers and children Provides strategies to encourage absent fathers' renewed involvement in their children's lives. The toolkit includes strategies for service providers to improve their practice with fathers and assess agency performance. Resources for Serving Young Fathers (PDF - 1,584 KB

This model on male involvement builds on the experiences from this project which uses male involvement as a strategy to improve SRHR. 1 Suggested citation: Laura Pascoe, Maja Herstad, Tim Shand and Lucinda van den Heever (2012). Building Male involvement in SRHR: A basic model for Male Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Six ways to increase uptake of family planning New, long-acting contraceptives, mobile services and incentives make programmes more effective Rising populations can undermine progress in other area Goal. Improve pregnancy planning and spacing, and prevent unintended pregnancy. Overview. Family planning is one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.1 The availability of family planning services allows individuals to achieve desired birth spacing and family size, and contributes to improved health outcomes for infants, children, women, and families.1, 2, • Assessing Current Family Engagement Strategies for Impact - A tool for schools to use to assess each family engagement strategy based on the amount of effort (the amount of time and energy required to plan, organize and deliver the initiative) it takes and the impact (did it meet the goal?) of the initiative

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The United States leads the world in healthcare spending, devoting almost 18 percent of its gross domestic product to healthcare costs—and that percentage is slated to continue rising. But this financial burden is not sustainable. In an effort to reduce the overall strain on the government, CMS has tasked healthcare systems to provide higher quality care, decrease costs, and improve outcomes. District and school leaders need current information about research-based practices and reform strategies that can make the greatest difference. Without research-based strategies, states, schools, and districts have been slow to make family engagement a priority. As a result, family engagement has become one of th 5 Ways to Increase Parent Participation in the IEP Process. Here are some strategies teams can use to increase parental participation in the IEP process. Make it personal! Probably more than anything else, a parent wants evidence that team members know their child as an individual Objective 4: Access to family planning services Adolescents have access to services at a time, convenient for them. Objective 3: Agency to use family planning. Not only do adolescents wish to use family planning methods to avoid, delay, space, or limit births, but . make decisions regarding their reproduction

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  1. Sample Best Practices for Parent Involvement in Schools Research confirms that the involvement of parents and families in their children's education is critical to students' academic success. House Bill 1, Ohio's education reform bill, requires ODE to post examples of research-based best practices to help schools improve parents.
  2. Male partner involvement has been shown to increase mothers' uptake of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and improve maternal and infant HIV treatment outcomes. Currently, male involvement in PMTCT is measured primarily through men's attendance at HIV testing and counselling which may not be a true reflection of their engagement
  3. In the last few decades, strategies promoting male involvement in reproductive health services have received increasing attention, such as endorsement by the World Health Organization. 11 Although systematic reviews conclude that these strategies can improve care-seeking throughout the childbearing period, most evidence comes from observational.

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Notes 1. Title I of the ESEA was amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. 2. This Idea Book was developed as part of a study, required under IASA and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), to identify and describe common barriers to effective family involvement in the education of children participating in the Title I program and successful local programs that. Male involvement during and after pregnancy can reduce the occurrence of postpartum depression and improve use of maternal health services, such as skilled birth attendance and postnatal care. 4 3 The effect of male involvement in maternity care on postpartum contraceptive use is unclear. 43 Yet inequitable gender norms have a powerful effect.

The strategies try to decrease some of the probable risk factors for teen pregnancy (lack of information, lack of access to contraceptives, peer pressure), and at the same time, they try to increase some of the possible protective factors (increased parent-child communication, church involvement, education, opportunities for a better future) 3 Strategies to Involve Parents in Children's Education. July 25, 2016 by Guest Post. Learning doesn't end in the classroom, yet most parents are at a loss when it comes to supporting their children's intellectual development About This Guide We have designed this guide to help State officials and other program administrators engage and partner with stakeholders in initiatives to improve the quality of child health care. 1 Stakeholders can include a wide range of individuals and organizations, such as caregivers, clinicians, advocacy groups, and policymakers.By engaging stakeholders in your quality improvement (QI.

With a maternal mortality ratio of 789 per 100,000 live births, and a contraceptive prevalence rate of 4.7%, South Sudan has one of the worst reproductive health situations in the world. Understanding the social norms around sexuality and reproduction, across different ethnic groups, is key to developing and implementing locally appropriate public health responses Community Mobilization: Strategies Guided by Best Practice. 1. Secure Strong Leadership 2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Engage strong leadership with community member support to drive the community-wide efforts. Strong leaders can include both individuals who take on the work and the organization (s) that spearhead collaborative efforts

A Nigerian woman gives birth to an average of 5.5 children in her lifetime. A commitment maker since 2012, the Government of Nigeria works with key stakeholders to address socio-cultural norms such as: preference for large families, religious tenets, and women's lack of decision-making power related to sexual and reproductive health 1. Mott FL and Mott S, Household fertility decisions in West Africa: a comparison of male and female survey results, Studies in Family Planning, 1985, 16(2):88-99. 2. Kamal N, Inter-spousal communication on family planning as a determinant of the use of modern contraception in Bangladesh, Journal of Family Welfare, 1999, 45(1):31-43; Lozare BV, Communication between couples and decision-making. Prevention Strategies. Sexual violence (SV) is a serious problem that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. CDC's goal is to stop SV from happening in the first place. The solutions are just as complex as the problem. In order to prevent SV, we must understand and address risk and protective. Strategies for Improving School Performance By William L. Johnson, Ed.D., LMFT William.johnson@tylerisd.org Tyler Independent School District Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 262-1000 Annabel M. Johnson, Ph.D. Jared W. Johnson, B.S. Conference Presentation 2014 Curriculum Conference June 11-12, 2014 Region VII Education Service Center 1909 N. Longview St 12. Think outside the box about parent engagement. A. What you need to know. One of the most important steps in engaging ELL parents is to realize that they may be coming from a very different cultural perspective when it comes to the educational system and their role in their child's education (Houk, 60)

Improving Women's Health Health Challenges, Access and Prevention (PDF file 8-pages) Health needs and services for various populations have come to the forefront as states work to make their systems more efficient and consider covering additional people under federal health reform implementation. This brief, the third in a series about women. Take a look at these five long-term approaches to improving employee engagement. Implement a few or all of these strategies concurrently with your low-lift initiatives to continually improve your team's engagement. 1. Button up your onboarding process You'll never disengage an employee faster than in their first few weeks on the job Recipients were asked to share strategies schools have used successfully to partner with parents and families to improve student outcomes. Over 450 recipients responded, providing the tips and strategies in this booklet. Readers are encouraged to browse these tips and commit to trying several new strategies to support the involvement of parents an System-wide change programs, in turn, are of two types: (1) school-based programs that are actively supported by family and/or community (e.g., Project Northland, which is described below in the section Multicomponent Strategies) and (2) programs that provide a supportive school environment but do not involve the family and/or community

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strategies to communicate the AUSL turnaround approach and strengthen community involvement and support . Boston Public Schools (BPS) Boston, Massachusetts; BPS has implemented both school- and district-level initiatives to increase parent involvement in SIG-funded schools that are initiating one of four Federal turnaround models that other schools have used successfully to increase involvement. There are hundreds of ways to reach out, create, and strengthen partnerships. Each school must design its own plan based on how far it has already come. Research from the field shows that strong parent, family, and community involvement involvement, it would be important to decrease the amount of time spent in the health facilities, enhance awareness and sensitization of men on values the whole family would derive from their involvement and participation, create awareness on retrogressive social and cultural norms, an The PFCE Framework is your guide to program planning for parent, family, and community engagement. It encourages programs to explore effective ways to design and implement systems and services to achieve expected outcomes for families and children. In Topic 1: Nuts and Bolts of Strategic Planning, we defined the term expected outcomes to be.

equality and improve health outcomes. Gender inequality is a pervasive structural issue that negatively affects women, girls, men, and boys. Narratives of masculinity that justify men's capacity for violence, control over women, and dominance in the economic and political spheres is influential in many local contexts around the world the Epstein model and our implementation strategies. Additionally, in order to stay abreast of the most current practices with respect to parent involvement, the school joined the National Network of Partnership Schools (Improving School-Family-Community Connections) housed at John Hopkins University. This parent involvement model also addresse The strategy emphasizes involvement of men to be part of healthy feeding, good sanitation, immunization, family planning and fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS. Tagged with: family planning and antenatal services ministry of health national male involvement strategy and guidelines dr julius mucunguzi Adolescents were involved in various project stages. There was a more than twofold increase in self-reported use of health services, including family planning and STI services, and a more modest increase in self-reported use of family planning, among adolescents in intervention compared with the control communities Men who participate in household work are confident, caring and respected. Men who support their wives are good examples to their children. Working together encourages proper planning for the family's basic needs such as food, health care and education and use of the available land to grow enough food, including fruits and vegetables for home consumption

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  1. additional strategies to invite families to join in the process. Strategies for parent participation as consumers, informants, team members, and advocates are discussed as well as outcomes for children and families. Keywords: early childhood, family involvement, assessmen
  2. Engaging Families. Engaging families in your curriculum can help foster support for your program, improve student achievement, and improve the class environment. Find opportunities to communicate what you do in your class, why it is important, and how families can support your efforts. This can be done through class websites, newsletters.
  3. The involvement of the broader community of the school with it can improve communication and public understanding and allows for the incorporation of the perspectives, experiences and expertise of participating community members to improve reform proposals, strategies, or processes. Parent, family and community involvement can have a different.
  4. Increase Parent Involvement With First Day of School Activities Read how schools across the nation -- in urban, rural, and suburban areas -- are breaking down barriers with parents and their communities by making the first day of school an exciting holiday with special activities that include everyone

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Programs typically teach parenting and co-parenting skills and provide assistance to help fathers improve their economic stability. 7 A systemic review of the research on 70 responsible fatherhood and other family-strengthening programs found that the programs primarily delivered parent education through curriculum-based group sessions offering. for example, while male involvement in family planning emerges as a more commonly referenced strategic approach in policies, such as the National Population Policy (2012), few of the policies include any detail on what constitutes a male involvement intervention, or any guidance for implementation Promoting Family Involvement. By: Jennifer Ballen, Oliver Moles. There are often challenges to creating strong family and school partnerships. Here are tips for schools to face these challenges in order to make parents feel more comfortable and get more involved in their children's education GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES OF THE POPULATION POLICY. Developing lEC programmes specially designed to promote male involvement in. family planning. MAJOR AREAS OF POPULATION ACTIVITIES REQUIRING PRIORITY ATTENTION. a) Improving the Quality and Scope of Service Delivery Family planning enhances efforts to improve family health. However, traditional beliefs, religious barriers, and lack of male involvement have weakened family planning interventions. Research has confirmed a high unmet need for family planning in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of the number or percentage of married women who say they prefer to.

Plant the seeds of school improvement in your local schools with activities for your families every week of the school year! Below we have 30 family engagement activities, events and strategies with a focus on the 150 days between National Parental Involvement Day in November and Public School Volunteer Week in April. YouTube Family planning....ppt. 1. Presented by: Monika Sharma M.Sc.Nursing 1st yr. 2. Family planning is the planning of whento have children, and the use of birthcontrol and other techniques toimplement such plans. 3. Raising a child requires significant amounts of resources:time, social, financial, and environmental For example, Clara E. Westropp School in Cleveland, Ohio, held monthly family reading nights. Parents go to the elementary school and read with their children as well as speak with teachers about reading and reading strategies (Epstein & Salinas, 2004). Even traditional involvement strategies present teaching opportunities FP2020 seeks to maximize contributions by civil society to accelerate progress towards achieving FP2020 and Sustainable Development Goals. FP2020's success requires building strong and sustainable partnerships between governments and civil society organizations (CSOS), strengthening the role of civil society groups in promoting family planning, and holding government Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. Family planning is central to gender equality and women's empowerment, and it is a key factor in reducing poverty. Yet in developing regions, an estimated 218 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack.

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Since the 1994 International Conference on Population Development in Cairo, the importance of male involvement in reproductive health programs, including maternal health, has come into focus. In their roles as fathers, partners or healthcare workers, men influence not only their own health but also women's reproductive health 6 Elements of Effective Parenting Programs and Strategies for Increasing Program Participation and Retention. Parenting programs in the United States are reaching millions of parents and their children annually, but as discussed in Chapters 4 and 5, only a limited number of evidence-based, high-quality trials of the effects of these programs have been carried out

Family planning has further liberated the female productive forces and helped improve the status of women. Family planning in China has extricated women from frequent births after marriage and the heavy family burden, further liberated and expanded the social productive forces latent in women, and provided them with more opportunities to learn. Parents' active involvement in their children's learning, such as through teaching specific literacy skills, has been shown to improve children's academic outcomes (Senechal, 2006) and is a recommended strategy in engaging families in children's education experiences (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). As such, this study will measure the impact o utilizing family planning services, to recommend strategies for improving family planning services and to propose ways to increase the number of womenwho use effective contraceptives. Increasing the availability of family planning services to women who want them would increas Presents specific strategies to engage families and communities in education and examples of successful parent-family-community partnerships. Handbook on Family and Community Engagement Provides educators, community leaders, and parents with a survey of the best research and practice related to engaging families and communities in students. In response to this overwhelming research, Uganda officially launched a male involvement strategy in November 2014. The main objective of this strategy is to include men in all aspects of a family's health: nutrition, water and sanitation, family planning, immunizations, and the fight against malaria and HIV/AIDS

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Family planning is a smart, sensible, and vital component of global health and development. However, more than 220 million women in developing countries who don't want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives and voluntary family planning information and services. Less than 20 percent of women in sub-Saharan Africa and barely one-third. The results of a study by Morris, Taylor, Knight, and Wasson (1996) confirmed that course experiences in family and community involvement made a significant difference in enhancing students' perceptions of their comfort and competence levels in planning and implementing parent involvement programs in schools potential for improving health. Decisionmakers have Publication No. 10-0083-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for abundant opportunities to promote patient involvement Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2010. and to test new and innovative strategies for making health care more patient centered. Access to these publications is available on the AHR

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To ensure that youth are actively engaged, programs should regularly assess youth involvement and engagement. This online assessment tool can assist organizations and community partnerships in determining how they involve youth in programs, whether youth are becoming more engaged in the community, and if certain strategies are helping to retain. Male involvement in maternal health care is a relatively new approach in Malawi. Traditionally, maternal health care services have focused on women, with very little male involvement. Given that male involvement in maternal health care is a relatively new approach, and it touches on th

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