by Felister Nyaera Nkangi and Juliet Atieno Oduor “You require a sharp knife to sharpen a blunt one” is a common saying among the Luo community of Kenya. It is used to advise people when they are taking up new tasks that they might have little to no skills and need to seek expert knowledge […]
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About Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director
Kim S. Martin, a public health communications specialist, is Communications Director for the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs (CCP). She was most recently the director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Office of Communications and Public Affairs from March 2007 - November 2012. Prior to her position with the children's hospital, Martin spent six years at CCP, serving as advocacy director for a global malaria advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before that, she led CCP’s public affairs efforts as senior public affairs officer. She came to Hopkins from Fleishman-Hillard Inc., where she served as a vice president in the international communications firm’s public affairs division. A former journalist, Martin worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in Miami, Florida, and Hartford, Connecticut; McGraw Hill’s Energy and Business Newsletters in New York City; and Dow Jones Newswire in Washington, DC, where she covered Congress, federal agencies and the Clinton Administration. Martin has a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Medical Technology.
Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has published a series of case studies describing its social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening efforts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Each case study illustrates a different aspect of SBCC capacity strengthening at varying levels as outlined in HC3’s Capacity Strengthening Ecosystem™. The Bangladesh case study looks at how HC3’s BKMI project focused […]
HC3 has developed an infographic to visually demonstrate the role gender equity played in four social and behavior change communication programs. The infographic uses data from a study HC3 conducted in 2015. A follow-up study is now underway.
After more than a year, Nepal’s “Smart Couple” family planning campaign is showing some promising results in reaching young couples and referring them to services. The campaign uses a multi-channel approach, with high-quality content, such as its television and radio spots airing across Nepal. The campaign approach is to reposition family planning as the smart, healthy choice, […]
Effective health communication helps keep people in treatment throughout the HIV continuum of care, thus leading to more positive health outcomes, according to a new supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a relatively low cost way to prevent HIV infections, but it also offers men other health benefits. An article in South Africa’s Mail and Guardian this week tells the story of 23-year-old Thabo Khoza* and his experience in a Johannesburg health clinic that provides VMMC. Khoza went to the […]
Bangladesh’s first national comprehensive social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for its Health, Nutrition and Population (HPN) sector was officially released Aug. 30 at an event in Dhaka. The event was organized with technical assistance from Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI). BKMI is jointly implemented by USAID’s global Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) – based at the […]
In a new report on Zika in four Central American countries – Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala – the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers recommendations for improving the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) response to the virus. HC3 visited the four countries in March and April 2016 to quickly take the pulse of the Zika situation and […]
Ethiopia’s AIDS Resource Center and other HIV activities supported by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) are now under the purview of the Government of Ethiopia after the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred them during a ceremony Thursday, June 30. The transition ceremony included representatives from USAID, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and […]
The Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) launched its Healthy Life brand nationwide on June 10 to serve as an overarching symbol and unifying identity for Liberia’s revitalized health system. Designed to inspire trust in the system, the new brand identity will be seen on all MOH health promotion activities and programs. Healthy Life is not […]
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- A Unique Angle in Addressing the Gap between Healthcare Workers and ClientsAugust 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm
- Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for MenAugust 4, 2017 - 1:36 pm
- New Tool to Aid in Integrated SBCC ProgramsAugust 1, 2017 - 8:31 am
- HC3 Emergency Communication Tools Shared with West African Countries Fighting Multiple Disease OutbreaksJuly 14, 2017 - 4:05 pm
- Making Smart Choices Easy: Incorporating Behavioral Economics into a National Campaign in NepalJuly 7, 2017 - 2:56 pm