In a July 2022 post about the NextGen RH Community of Practice (CoP), the authors announced the structure of the platform, its advisory committee members, and its new design process. This blog post will cover major structural advancements the team is making to ensure the successful recruitment and retention of future members.
In August 2020, Knowledge SUCCESS embarked on a strategic initiative. Responding to knowledge-sharing needs expressed by adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) professionals, it established a robust global Community of Practice (CoP). It worked collaboratively with a group of AYSRH professionals to create the NextGen Reproductive Health (NextGen RH) CoP.
On March 16, the NextGen RH CoP, Knowledge SUCCESS, E2A, FP2030, and IBP hosted a webinar, “Adolescent Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Health Systems Perspective,” that explored the updated High Impact Practice (HIP) brief on Adolescent Responsive Services.
Addressing obstacles to contraceptive continuation: The PACE project’s policy brief, Best Practices for Sustaining Youth Contraceptive Use, explores the unique patterns and drivers of contraceptive discontinuation among youth based on a new analysis of Demographic and Health Survey and Service Provision Assessment data. Key findings and recommendations include policy and program strategies to address obstacles to contraceptive continuation among young women who wish to prevent, delay, or space pregnancies.
There is increasing consensus that adolescent-friendly health services—as currently implemented—are not consistently scalable nor sustainable. In an adolescent-responsive system, each building block of the health system—including public and private sectors and communities—respond to adolescent health needs.
Are you working in adolescent and youth reproductive health (AYRH)? Then we've got exciting news! Read about how Knowledge SUCCESS is launching NextGen RH, a new youth Community of Practice that will serve as a platform of exchange, collaboration, and capacity building. Together we'll creatively develop solutions to common challenges, support and develop AYRH best practices, and push the field towards new areas of exploration.