Entries by Kathryn Bertram | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Program Officer

Faith Communities Matter in Social and Behavior Change Communication Programs for Child Survival

Mobilizing faith communities to spread public health messages and lead others toward making healthier decisions was the topic of a recent webinar hosted by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). Titled The Role of Faith-Based Communities in Social and Behavior Change Communication Programs for Child Survival, the webinar was designed to give audiences insight into […]

HC3’s Newest I-Kit Addresses Breastfeeding and Faith-Based Groups

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has created an implementation kit (I-Kit) to support the faith-based community in its efforts to implement social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs related to breastfeeding. The SBCC I-Kit to support Faith-Based Organization Breastfeeding Interventions  provides key principles and self-directed step-by-step exercises to build skills in reaching audiences with […]

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola continued to spread from the East. Tea-break conversations became heated about regional responses to it. While no one agreed on how long it would last or the toll it would ultimately take, one thing was universally […]

The Role Faith-Based Organizations Play in Improving Child Survival

Recognizing the important role faith-based organizations play in improving child survival in developing countries, the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is investing in this important constituency to strengthen their capacity in social and behavior change communication (SBCC). As such, the HC3 team is developing a Faith-Based Organization (FBO) Implementation Kit (I-Kit): SBCC to Improve Breastfeeding Practices, […]