Community Health Matters

Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is helping to advance community-based programming through the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned at the global, regional, national, and local levels. Learn more about APC's activities in the following focus areas:

Capacity Building »

Learn how APC supports capacity building to help ensure the sustainability and scalability of community-based approaches. Through targeted assistance, APC will prepare organizations to receive USAID funds and implement successful programs.

Community-Based Family Planning »

Learn how community-based family planning brings family planning information and methods to women and men where they live rather than requiring them to visit health facilities.

Community Health Systems Strengthening »

Read how through APC’s community health systems strengthening work, ministries of health, NGOs, and donors may be better positioned to implement more effective and streamlined approaches to community-level service delivery.

Community-Based Access to Injectables (CBA2I) »

Read how APC plans to identify and promote community-based access to injectables best practices in scaling up distribution of injectable contraceptives through community health workers and pharmacies.

Faith Community Matters »

Learn how faith based organizations use their unique skills, presence, and trusted relationships within communities to address the health needs of people around the world and how APC works to strengthen their community health and family planning capacity.

Gender »

Learn how gender inequality increases the importance of community-based access to health services and products, including family planning, to allow women more freedom to pursue educational, economic, and social endeavors.

HIV and AIDS »

Read more about APC's efforts in the Dominican Republic and Guyana that are geared towards contributing to a sustainable reduction in HIV transmission among key populations and an improved quality of life for people living with HIV.

Youth »

Read about the importance of addressing the unique needs of adolescents as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthening community health systems and programs.

Community-Based Emergency Contraception »

Read about APC's support of integrating ECPs into community-based family planning programs to ensure more women can prevent unwanted pregnancies.