Knowledge for Health

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The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project is the flagship health knowledge management project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health.

Who leads K4Health?

K4Health is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP), FHI 360IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in collaboration with a host of other partners around the world. We are the inheritors of a rich store of expertise and resources from predecessor projects going back nearly 40 years.

Who are our primary audiences?

K4Health meets the knowledge needs of health program managers and health service providers, both directly and via capacity strengthening of institutions and organizations.

What is knowledge and where does it come from?

We use the working definition that knowledge is the capacity to act effectively (in short: “know-how”). Knowledge is generated in many ways, ranging from the immediate experience of individuals to methodical processes that generate widely-recognized evidence.

How do we achieve our mission?

K4Health creates and continually improves platforms, products, and services which support knowledgeable health program managers and health service providers.

We do this through capture and synthesis of evidence, as well as other knowledge management techniques. This includes knowledge generation, curation, and dissemination, often through participatory audience engagement approaches.

We are a neutral broker and a strategic connector of people, institutions, ideas and technical information.

Location:
Global
Time Frame:
2008-2018

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Accomplishments

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