4224.0 Promising Practices for Scale-Up

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Attention is growing about the need for focused attention on what is required to successfully scale up public health interventions. ExpandNet, an international network of health professionals seeking to advance the science and practice of scaling up, has helped catalyze this increased attention in the field of global reproductive health. The ExpandNet Secretariat is convening this oral session to share promising practices in scaling up being undertaken by different international health and development agencies around the world. The first presentation addresses how the research component of a multi-country USAID-funded project to scale up introduction of the Standard Days Method is investigating the determinants of scaling-up success and how emerging lessons can be used to adjust the scaling-up strategy as the project proceeds. The second presentation will discuss the innovative use of cell phones as a means to scale up the provision of reproductive health information to remote populations in India and the Philippines. The third presentation will show how a large global research institution (Family Health International) is seeking to institutionalize a focus on scaling up in its research, planning and programmatic efforts. The fourth presentation will describe the Virtual Fostering Change Program which guides developing country teams through a facilitated process in which they introduce, adapt, apply, and scale-up effective practices in health and family planning.
Session Objectives: • Provide illustrations of how different agencies are focusing attention on scaling up in their programmatic and research processes • Demonstrate how information technology can be used innovatively to support scaling up among hard-to-reach populations and organizations • Share how ExpandNet’s conceptual framework is contributing to different scaling up initiatives

12:50 PM
Understanding scale-up: Research and programmatic challenges
Rebecka Lundgren, MPH, Susan Igras and Ruth Simmons, PhD
1:10 PM
Use of private sector approaches and information technology as a scale-up strategy for family planning
Priya Jha, MA, Laura Raney, MA, Katherine Lavoie, MPH and Victoria Jennings, PhD

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)