Healthcare providers play a critical role in any health system. Providers need proper support to deliver quality care and help improve health outcomes among clients. Provider behavior is the outcome of a complex set of factors that are both internal and external to providers. Provider behavior change aims to positively shape and influence provider behavior by reducing barriers and challenges to behavior change.
The Provider Behavior Ecosystem Map is a thinking tool designed to help you understand and consider diverse factors that influence facility-based provider behavior, and how they interact with one another, as you design or adjust your provider behavior change initiatives. This map allows you to observe the complex network of factors, including critical linkages, in a comprehensive and holistic way. The ecosystem map focuses primarily on the factors that influence facility-based providers working in family planning and reproductive health, though it can be applied across health areas.
This tool was developed by Breakthrough ACTION.