Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director

New BFL Campaign Puts Some “Zing” in VMMC Promotion

Brothers for Life (BFL), a national men’s sexual health program in South Africa, just launched a new campaign promoting voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as a healthy decision couples make together that not only helps prevent HIV but can also bring some “zing” back into their bedroom. The new campaign promotes partner dialogue and discussion around […]

Ebola Survivor Comic Book to Be Distributed to Liberian Schools

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is supporting the printing and distribution in Liberian schools of a comic book featuring a fictional soccer star that survived Ebola. Plans call for distributing 3,500 copies in schools along with a teacher guide, as well as selling it commercially. Developed by a team of graphic artists and storytellers […]

Partnering with South Africa’s Private Sector to Provide MMC Services

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has published a case study on how a private medical practice successfully partnered with the Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) in South Africa to provide free medical male circumcision (MMC). Dr. Maphisa & Partners provides high quality, yet affordable, healthcare in Johannesburg and surrounding townships. CHAPS […]

SBCC Essential When Combating Avian Flu Outbreaks

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu or avian flu, remains a serious public health threat in many parts of the world. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) efforts have proven effective in its prevention, control and treatment. Because they are unpredictable and can evolve to become transmissible among humans, avian flu viruses can trigger […]

Searchable Database Offers Evidence of SBCC Impact in Urban Youth SRH Programs

A new searchable database of evidence culled from a literature review and program scan of urban youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs is now available from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). The searchable database contains 123 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as so-called “grey” literature gathered […]

SBCC Student Field Experience Focuses on Community-level Development

As seen in the HC3 University assessment report, university faculty see significant levels of value in practicum experience for students to apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom. The recent HC3 university initiative webinar featured three models of university engagement with practice for students. These models showed that for students in MPH programs, majoring in […]

Living the GoodLife in Ghana

The Ghana Behavior Change Support project ran from 2009 – 2014. This video captures some highlights from this national social and behavior change communication program targeting many health areas, including malaria, child survival, family planning and hand washing. Note: The USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project collaborated with the BCS Project […]

Nov. 25 Webinar to Consider an SBCC Student’s Practicum Experience

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative will hold a webinar on Nov. 25 to consider ways universities offering social and behavior change communication (SBCC) coursework can improve a student’s practicum experience. November 25, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST [button link=”http://www.eventbrite.com/e/models-of-university-engagement-with-practice-registration-13852947539?ref=ebtn” text_color=”#ffffff” color=”orange”]REGISTER NOW[/button] Part of HC3’s mandate is to help universities play a […]

New HC3-supported Entertainment-Education Drama Addresses Family Planning, Malaria

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative is among several partners proudly supporting Newman Street, a new Nigerian entertainment-education program premiering Oct. 16 and featuring well-known faces from “Nollywood” as well as some newcomers. Newman Street is an innovative television drama, creatively scripted and acted to address key health concerns facing all Nigerians, like malaria and family […]