Evidence Workstreams


Purpose: Provide practical guidance for effectively designed, implemented and researched digital health in support of self-care addressing 4 key domains: accountability/responsibility, quality assurance, user experience, and privacy and confidentiality.
Output: Digital Self-Care: A Framework for Design, Implementation & Evaluation
Lead: HealthEnabled

Purpose: Help health systems monitor quality of self-care. Adapted from the Bruce-Jain family planning quality of care framework, and includes five domains and 41 standards that can be applied to a broad range of primary health care approaches to self-care.
Output: Quality of Care Framework for Self-Care
Lead: Population Services International and SCTG partners

Purpose: Understand the extent to which Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria implement the WHO Self-Care Recommendations (REC) in policy and practice in order to (a) inform national advocacy opportunities in those countries and (b) develop a toolkit for replication in other countries.
Output: Policy Mapping: Assessing Implementation of the WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions
Lead: Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) Imperial College London

Purpose: Co-design a self-care framework that helps policy makers and implementers understand why and how SBC can contribute to improved SRH self-care outcomes.
Output: SBC Self-Care Framework
Lead: Breakthrough Action
Read the workstream summary overview here. Join the SBC SC Framework Peer Learning Community using this form 


Purpose: Develop guidance to measure and model cost-effectiveness for self-care and self-care financing guidance
Output: Guidance expected in Q2 2022
Lead: TBD
Read the workstream overview here
Join the Costing and Financing Sub Working Group using this form.

Purpose: Develop a systematic process to identify and prioritize self-care evidence needs, in order to inform future ELWG workstreams and better coordinate self-care evidence generation across the community of practice
Output: Evidence priorities expected in Q2 2022
Lead: TBD 
Read the workstream overview here.
Join the Evidence Mapping and Prioritization Sub Working Group using this form.

Purpose: Develop consolidated measurement for self-care that builds on existing evidence, tools, and frameworks and meets the needs of national self-care stakeholders, including ministries of health and national HMIS programs
Output: Measurement Guidance expected in Q1 2022
Lead: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Read the Measurement Workstream overview here
Join the Measurement Sub Working Group using this form