A New Frontier
in Healthcare

Established in November 2018 with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) was formed to support governments in institutionalizing self-care in sexual and reproductive health policy and practice. The SCTG has accomplished this by building the evidence base and advocating for the adoption of policies and practices to advance self-care. 

Since its inception, the SCTG has worked to increase self-care issue salience by coordinating its members and partners in evidence generation, global communications, advocacy, and shared learnings. 

At a time when health systems are increasingly overstretched trying to meet the demands of COVID-19, the SCTG has expanded beyond its initial focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights to other health areas. 


The SCTG’s work is guided by a Strategic Plan that outlines its vision, goals, and objectives for 2015–2025. The Strategic Plan provides a detailed blueprint for taking action, tracking progress, and clarifying SCTG roles and responsibilities. Discover our five year strategic plan!


The SCTG is a global coalition dedicated to expanding the safe and effective practice of self-care so that individuals can better manage their own health, health outcomes are improved, and health systems are better equipped to achieve universal health coverage.


A world where the practice of self-care leads to a more inclusive, equitable, and people-centered approach to optimizing health and well-being across the globe.