This new resource brings together current best practices to guide program planners and/or implementers in asking the right questions before starting an integrated SBCC program and throughout the course of design, implementation and evaluation.
Author Archive for: Katherine Holmsen | HC3 Capacity Strengthening Director
About Katherine Holmsen | HC3 Capacity Strengthening Director
Dr. Holmsen is a socio-cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of experience in applied international public health. She is particularly interested in how local social norms and institutions evolve and change in interaction with international programs and movements. Katherine is passionate about local communities taking charge of their own health agendas and how international programs can support that process by building the capacity of local organizations to address critical health needs in their own countries. Trained in complexity theory and complex adaptive systems, she is continually exploring how individual actions can result in change at the systems level. Currently the Capacity Strengthening Director for the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project, Dr. Holmsen previously served as the Deputy Director for the New Partners Initiative (NPI) Technical Assistance project and also consulted to Global Fund programs under the Grants Management Solutions (GMS) project. Her primary work experience has focused on Africa and Southeast Asia.
Entries by Katherine Holmsen | HC3 Capacity Strengthening Director
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative has just released a new short video on the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) challenge.
For four days in May 2016, more than 40 experts in SBCC and Social Marketing -representing 11 local NGOs from Africa, Asia and South America, INGOs and donors – gathered together in Washington, D.C., to identify factors most likely to enable the success and sustainability of local SBCC and social marketing organizations and to determine how local NGOs, INGOs and donors can work together most effectively to assure the success and sustainability of local NGOs working in these fields.
We are looking forward to the HC3 webinar SBCC Approaches to Provider Behavior Change that will be held tomorrow, Tuesday September 27 from 9:00-10:00 am (EDT). The webinar will be facilitated by Trish McDonald from USAID with panelists James Ayers, Population Services International; Mark Hawthorne, Jhpiego; and Heather Hancock, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs. […]
HC3 has drawn on the expertise and experience of the SBCC community to articulate an overarching model for SBCC capacity strengthening. This holistic model is meant to capture the complex nature of SBCC capacity strengthening operating at the system, organization and individual levels. We have incorporated feedback on initial drafts from our INGO partners […]
- 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