Inspired by Pinterest and other social media apps designed to spark creativity and learning by sharing photos and ideas, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs is launching FP insight, a resource discovery and curation tool for members of the family planning and reproductive health community.
“We’re excited to introduce this resource that provides a personalized space for family planning and reproductive health professionals to quickly and easily save, discover and share the resources they feel are significant, relevant and timely for their work,” says CCP’s Ruwaida Salem. “We’ve tried to make FP insight as easy-to-use and as customizable as possible.”
Salem serves as knowledge solutions team lead for Knowledge SUCCESS, the CCP-led project which created the new website, which works seamlessly on both desktop and mobile devices.
FP insight is the only content curation platform built by and for family planning and reproductive health professionals, where users can follow key people in their field, browse and create collections and monitor trends within the community. People can even download HTML articles to their device and view them later when they’re offline.The idea for the platform emerged from co-creation workshops, hosted by Knowledge SUCCESS and involving family planning and reproductive health stakeholders based in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the United States.
Using a design thinking approach, the participants reimagined ways to access, share and use best practices to achieve high-quality family planning programs. Participants at all workshops expressed a desire for an online hub: somewhere to find relevant resources, store them and easily find them and come back to them at any time. FP insight aims to meet this need by providing professionals a space to interact and thus facilitate the flow of family planning knowledge between programs, countries and regions, providing a unique opportunity to transform the way the community approaches knowledge management.
FP insight is designed to make it easy for you to monitor what’s trending in family planning and reproductive health and see what people are talking about in a specific technical area.
“It allows you to find useful information to inform programs that you might not otherwise have found on your own,” Salem says. “And its personalized feed helps you discover and curate resources that are important to you, so you can easily come back to them when you need them.”