About ACCESS : ACCESS-FP
Community Health Worker counseling a new mother on the lactational amenorrhea method, Bangladesh.
The ACCESS-FP Program is a 5-year, USAID-sponsored global program with
the goal of responding to the significant unmet needs for family planning among postpartum
women. As an Associate Award through the
ACCESS Program, ACCESS-FP is implemented by Jhpiego in
partnership with Save the Children, Constella Futures,
the Academy for Educational Development, the American College of Nurse-Midwives and
IMA World Health.
USAID Missions and regional bureaus can buy into
the ACCESS-FP award through core funds, field support or MAARDS.
ACCESS-FP will reduce unmet need for family planning among postpartum
women by strengthening family planning in maternal, neonatal and child health service
delivery programs. Specifically, the program will:
- Test alternative service delivery approaches to expand
contraceptive options and increase use of modern family planning methods among
- Improve use of the lactational amenorrhea method and the
transition to longer-term modern contraceptive methods;
- Educate and counsel on birth spacing; and
- Identify targets of opportunity to strengthen family
planning in maternal, neonatal and child health programs.
Through its linkages with the ACCESS Program, ACCESS-FP presents a
comprehensive strategy to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and repositioning
postpartum family planning services. By promoting innovative family planning programs
and the integration of family planning as a life-saving intervention at every point
along the household-to-hospital continuum of care, ACCESS-FP will increase recognition
of family planning as an essential component of maternal, neonatal and child
ACCESS-FP also works collaboratively with Cooperating Agencies in
population, health and HIV/AIDS to share best practices for postpartum family
planning so that all projects can contribute to helping postpartum women and couples
meet their reproductive goals.
Now available: The
ACCESS-FP Programmatic Framework, which demonstrates multiple opportunities to provide FP information and services in maternal and infant health services.
For more information about the ACCESS-FP Associate Award,
read the program brief
or contact ACCESS.