The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development’s newest five-year, $35 million global knowledge management project. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The new project, Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing), will use the latest learnings from behavioral science and design thinking to make knowledge management easy, attractive, salient and timely. CCP has chosen to borrow from these disciplines because they are audience-first in their approaches, meaning that the audience is an integral part of building the solutions to ensure that the solutions work for them.
Knowledge management is used consistently to improve performance, systems and policies by collecting, curating and adapting the latest evidence and best practices on family planning, reproductive health and other global health areas into tools that make it easy to share with the people on the ground who need it. The goal is to improve the health of men, women and families everywhere.
The new work will build on the success of CCP’s Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, which wraps up this year. K4Health is known for many products, including “Family Planning Voices”, the Global Health eLearning Center, the Global Health: Science and Practice journal, the popular “Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers”, Photoshare and K4Health toolkits. More than 2.3 million users visited K4Health’s online learning and knowledge-sharing platforms in 2018.Friday Letter Submission