How the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit was used in two West African nations: Niger and Togo.
Author Archive for: Erin Portillo |HC3 Program Officer II
About Erin Portillo |HC3 Program Officer II
Erin Portillo is a Family Planning Program Officer II for HC3. She is a public health professional with more than six years experience in international development, three of which were devoted to health project design and implementation in the field. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs and its HC3 project, Erin worked in Ethiopia as a PEPFAR-funded Community Health Adviser volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. There, she developed winning proposals for projects in youth development and assisting HIV-positive and -impacted women in her community. She also worked in project design and management capacity building, and creating partnerships to sustainably improve health education in local higher learning institutions.
In the years prior to Ethiopia, Erin worked in Washington, DC, as a project manager with Management Systems International. From 2003-2005, Erin served with the Peace Corps in Benin as an English teacher, and then as an HIV/Adolescent Reproductive Health Program Coordinator with Population Services International (PSI), in Cotonou.
Erin has her BA in English from New York University, and her MPH (with a focus in Community Health Education) from the Paul D Coverdell Fellows Program at New Mexico State University.
Entries by Erin Portillo |HC3 Program Officer II
In honor of International Women’s Day 2017 and its theme “Women in the World of Work,” HC3 underlines its belief that women deserve the right to balance their professional and other goals with their desire to have children – and to understand the health benefits and risks that come with delaying pregnancy and childbirth until after adolescence and young adulthood.
Au nom de la Journée internationale des femmes 2017 et de son thème « les femmes dans le monde du travail, » HC3 souligne sa conviction que les femmes méritent le droit de conjuguer leurs buts professionnels et autres avec leur désir à avoir des enfants – et de comprendre les bénéfices pour la santé ainsi que les risques liés au report de grossesse et de naissance jusqu’après l’adolescence et le début de la vie adulte.
Risk Perception and Communication, Cultural Norms and Gender: HC3 Releases Three Research Briefs on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy
Long-acting reversible contraceptive and permanent method Community of Practice members and supporters met at the September 20 Consensus to Action meeting in Washington, DC.
Today marks International Youth Day 2016, a day each year devoted to elevating the importance of healthy youth development and engagement throughout our world. This year’s Youth Day theme is “eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable consumption and production.” The UN notes sustainable consumption “entails the use of products and services that meet the basic needs […]
What role can social and behavior change communication play in task sharing for better family planning outcomes?
Projects and organizations worldwide interested in expanding the contraceptive method mix for young people to include LARCs through generating demand among youth and improving provider-client interaction during contraceptive counseling sessions are free to use and adapt these materials.
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is launching its newest resource, Addressing AMA and HP Pregnancies: An HTSP Implementation Kit. As a mother myself, the timing of this announcement is particularly rewarding. The implementation kit (I-Kit) is designed to encourage and help program managers use social and behavior change communication […]
Having lived in Ethiopia as a Peace Corps Community Health Development Volunteer from 2011 to 2013, bat’am des bilognal (I am very happy) to return to “Ityopia” once again in just a few days for the SBCC Summit. As the event approaches, I find myself pouring again and again over the schedule, trying to decide […]
Erin Portillo reflects on the importance of the focus on youth at the upcoming International Family Planning Conference.
- Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmissionJanuary 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
- Smart Client and Smart Couple: Digital Health Tools to Empower Women and Couples for Family PlanningOctober 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm
- Celebrating the Seeds of Change in GuatemalaSeptember 26, 2017 - 3:19 pm
- HC3 Nigeria’s Chizoba Onyechi Named as 120 Under 40 Family Planning ChampionSeptember 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm
- HC3 Côte d’Ivoire and Partners Celebrate their SuccessesSeptember 5, 2017 - 12:09 pm
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