From 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, HC3’s family planning team will host a webinar to introduce the project’s newest implementation kit (I-Kit): the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication I-Kit. The webinar will walk potential I-Kit users through the resource’s sections and contents, and show how to navigate the I-Kit’s online version.
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 March 2015, HC3 completed a secondary analysis of communication programs in four countries in an effort to answer the following: Is there a significant relationship between gender equity and current use of family planning? Is exposure to communication intervention components significantly associated with gender equity? Does gender equity affect the relationship between intervention exposure […]
Provider bias. Client marital and parity status. Mistrust between client and health care provider. Lack of supportive reproductive health policies. Myths, misinformation and lack of provider confidence around family planning (FP) methods. These factors too often disrupt effective family planning service delivery in countries and clinics around the world. However, when a client is young […]
Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an intervention base that promotes the following: Allowing a 24-month interval between a woman’s last birth and her next pregnancy, Allowing at least a 6-month interval between a woman’s last miscarriage or abortion and her next pregnancy Planning that avoids pregnancies in women younger than 18 or […]
August 12 was named International Youth day in 1999 by the UN General Assembly. The day allows us all to pause, contemplate and celebrate the potential of youth around the world. It begs us to think about the power of youth to be agents of change for an improved global society moving forward, and balance […]
Adolescence and youthhood are life stages defined by transition. For many, it marks the onset of experimentation with independence, sexuality and risk-taking. During this time, youth may drop out of or progress in school. They may find work where they live, or they may relocate in search of new opportunities. They may flourish socially and […]
Youth are increasingly a priority audience for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) projects around the world. But the role youth play in designing and implementing these interventions often varies, or is limited — and this can mean programs intended to affect positive changes in young people’s lives aren’t as effective as they could be. So […]
On November 5 and 6, 2013, HC3 hosted French- and English-language webinars on urban youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and social behavior change communication (SBCC) programming. The webinars complemented discussions from HC3’s October Washington, DC SRH-SBCC evidence exchange, but allowed for a more in-depth look into field perspectives on these topics. Overall, the online […]
On October 16 in Washington, DC, HC3 hosted an evidence exchange forum on urban youth, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and social behavior change communication (SBCC). The day sought to explore current programs in these areas, and identify gaps as well as trajectories forward. Concurrent with valuable exchanges between representatives from domestic and international SRH […]
Join the discussion, and ask, “what works?” for youth in SBCC and SRH programming WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2013 9 am – 5 pm WHERE: Washington Plaza Hotel 10 Thomas Circle Northwest Washington, D.C., DC 20005 Register Youth represent the world of tomorrow, and a heightening force in urban environments around the globe today. According to the […]
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