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SBCC and Emergencies

Not “if,” but “when” is the reality of emergency preparedness for public health. Whether it’s a disease outbreak such as Ebola, Zika, yellow fever or typhoid or a slow-moving catastrophe like global climate change, governments, donors and implementing partners must move away from a reactive response towards one of preparedness and resilience – with communities at the center.


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Integrating SBCC into Service Delivery Programs

Designed to help service delivery project managers effectively use service communication to enhance the impact of their project, this I-Kit can be used to help increase demand for and uptake of services, and improve consistent long-term maintenance of healthy behaviors. It is designed to help users understand key service communication concepts, apply SBCC techniques to create successful communication activities, and learn how to better coordinate efforts with SBCC projects.


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Social and Behavior Change Communication for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

In the wake of Ebola and in the throes of the Zika outbreak, more focus than ever is on the importance of strong and resilient health systems that serve and promote the well-being of individuals, households and communities. Engaging in social and behavior change communication preparedness efforts as part of strengthening a health system, and certainly prior to a critical incident, can bolster a health system’s ability to respond to an emergency public health crisis.

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Using Social and Behavior Change Communication
to Change Provider Behavior and Improve Client Outcomes

Understand and prioritize barriers healthcare providers face; identify whether those barriers can be addressed by a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) approach; and develop an SBCC intervention to influence attitudes, beliefs and norms that undermine providers’ willingness and ability to perform their jobs well.


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Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) uses communication to change behaviors by positively influencing knowledge, attitudes and social norms. Research shows that SBCC works and has been effective in a variety of health areas, such as HIV and family planning. Here we show its impact on emerging pathogens - in particular Ebola.






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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is a five-year, global project funded by USAID.
It is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs.

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