All Toolkits

Toolkits are curated collections of improvement knowledge related either to a specific technical area or to methods that support health care improvement. Toolkits can be thought of as “mini websites” embedded within the USAID ASSIST website and can also serve as “learning platforms” to bring together tools and insights to support program implementation.

A learning platform provides a venue for ongoing and continuous learning around improvement for a specific technical area. The platform may consist of resources such as case studies, journal articles, webinars, and other country or regional knowledge products that can help direct implementers on how to champion and mainstream improvement approaches for a technical area, such as the PHFS Learning Platform.

  • Drawing on over 25 years of experience with health care improvement, the USAID ASSIST Project applies to health care the following core principles that underlie the science of improvement:The work of delivering health care happens in processes and systems. Understanding them and changing them in ways to produce better results is at the heart of improving health care.Working in teams of different health care providers involved in delivering care is key to making changes work and fostering ownership of the changes to enhance sustainability.Testing changes to determine whether they yield the...
  • BackgroundThe Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate the adoption and implementation by countries of the WHO 2010 guidelines, with the ultimate goal to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increase HIV-free survival. As such, the PHFS is responsible for coordinating, documenting, sharing and publishing learning from interventions across six countries that have participated in the PHFS to date:...