Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director

HC3 Completes Series of Eight SBCC Research Primers

HC3 has published four new research briefs that help guide social and behavior change communication (SBCC) practitioners when selecting research concepts, models and frameworks to consider when designing an SBCC program. The Extended Parallel Processing Model (EPPM) is also widely known as Threat Management or Fear Management. It describes how rational considerations (efficacy beliefs) and emotional reactions (fear of a health […]

New Journal of Health Communication Supplement Reviews the Evidence Related to Child Survival Programs and Behavior Change

HC3 is proud to be a sponsor of a special supplement to the latest issue of the Journal of Health Communication released Sept. 11, 2014. Population-Level Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Evidence applies high standards of evidence to the review of health communication […]

New Research Briefs on Gender and Communication for Social Change Aid in SBCC Program Design

HC3 has published two new research briefs to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) practitioners decide which research concepts, models and frameworks they should consider when designing an SBCC program. Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA) offers guidance for integrating gender issues into SBCC program design, implementation and evaluation. Gender inequality can have a significant impact […]

Radio-based Game Show Promotes Couple Communication and Connectedness

What if you had more than five or even seven health campaigns to communicate all at the same time? And what if their success hinged on the effectiveness of communication between couples? JHU-CCP’s Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project found its solution in “Aiisseee!”—a radio-based game show that tests partners’ knowledge of each other. It’s a […]

New JAIDS Supplement Highlights Health Communication’s Essential Role in HIV Prevention and Care

The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) released today a special supplement devoted entirely to health communication and its role in HIV prevention and treatment. The supplement was sponsored by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for […]

Springboard Makes a Splash at Face-to-Face Health Communication Events

When Springboard for Health Communication launched its virtual community earlier this month for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) professionals, several in-person launches took place around the world as well. Now more than 900-members strong, Springboard is not just for online discussions and more face-to-face launches are planned. Here’s some highlights of what happened at […]

Using the Health COMpass to Strengthen Gender Capacity in Cote D’Ivoire

Familiar with the Health COMpass? Created by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), it’s an online collection of best practice capacity strengthening tools for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) practitioners. In 2013, two workshops were held in Cote d’Ivoire to field test the Health COMpass.  Prior to the workshops, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School […]

Thirteen Life-saving Commodities

Reproductive Health Female Condom Contraceptive Implants Emergency Contraception Prevent HIV and unintended pregnancy Prevent unintended pregnancy Prevent unintended pregnancy A female condom is a plastic pouch made of polyurethane that covers the cervix, the vagina, and part of the external genitals. Female condoms provide dual protection by preventing STI infection, including HIV, and unintended pregnancies. […]