Entries by Erin Portillo |HC3 Program Officer II

HC3’s Newest I-Kit: Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication

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.

Can Including Gender Equity in Health Communication Programs Increase Use of Family Planning?

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 […]

Family Planning for Youth: Addressing Barriers to Put LARCs Within Reach

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 […]

HC3 Shares Reports on HTSP for Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity

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 […]

New Reports Offer Insight into Addressing Urban Youth SRH Needs through SBCC

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 […]

HC3 to Co-Facilitate SRH Youth and Leadership Forum on LeaderNet, April 22-24, 2014

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 […]

Connecting Electronically for Impact on the Ground

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 […]

Innovating through the Details for Urban Youth

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 […]

Urban Youth Today: Fueling our World, and the Generations of Tomorrow

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 […]