A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning Programmes
“Best practices” are exemplary public health practices that have achieved results, and which need to be scaled up so as to benefit more people. The expansion and institutionalization of successfully tested best practices requires strategic planning. There are several creative and constructive actions by people and organizations in the health sector to improve the health outcomes of people. Disseminating knowledge of such actions widely may prevent the repetition of mistakes and loss of valuable time. Thus, the main rationale for documenting and sharing “best practices” is to enable persons and organizations working in the health sector to avoid reinventing the wheel; to improve performance and avoid the mistakes of others.