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Using Data to Inform Family Planning Policies


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Celia Karp
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Do you want to learn more about the policies that inform programs and enable millions of women around the world to plan their families?

Introduces the strategic development, organization, and management of nationally-organized, voluntary, family planning programs in low-income countries. Covers the rationales that are advanced for national family planning policies and programs; using data to identify possible policy interventions; and the role of evidence, ethics, and stakeholder priorities in the development of family planning policies and programs.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the different rationales used to promote and sponsor nationally-organized family planning programs
  2. Identify policy, interventions and gaps based on review of family planning data
  3. Discuss the role of evidence, ethics, and stakeholder priorities in the formulation of family planning policies
  4. Describe quality of and innovations in family planning programs
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 35% Participation
  • 25% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required