The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
What We Do
The Health Policy Project (HPP) is building capacity around the world for improved health policy, advocacy, governance, and finance with a focus on the following areas:
- Capacity Development
- Country Ownership
- Demographic Dividend
- Efficiency and Effectiveness
- Empowering Women Leaders
- Gender-Based Violence
- Health Equity
- Health Finance and Costing
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Key Populations
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Policy Monitoring
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Sound policies are key to effective family planning and reproductive health programs. By applying proven policy processes and techniques, health program managers, national policymakers, parliamentarians, and civil society leaders can promote expansion and improvements in family planning and reproductive health services.
Read more about HPP family planning and reproductive health activities
Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality are priorities for development programs throughout the world. HPP integrates gender in its family planning, reproductive health, HIV, and maternal health activities. We also provide technical leadership and build local capacity to translate the woman, girl and gender equality (WGGE) and PEPFAR gender principles into action.
HPP supports efficient and effective HIV responses and increases country ownership by building local capacity to direct, manage, and finance HIV programs. The project is committed to reducing inequities in health outcomes linked to factors such as poverty, gender, and stigma and discrimination.
Maternal health is a key program area under the U.S. Global Health Initiative, USAID’s Best Practices at Scale action plan, and the Millennium Development Goals. HPP offers a wide range of techniques and tools that can support policy initiatives to improve maternal health. HPP promotes health system strengthening and capacity building to promote maternal health.