Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director

HC3 Launches Springboard for Health Communication to Strengthen SBCC Capacity Globally

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) today launched Springboard for Health Communication, an online network that offers a virtual “home” for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) professionals. Springboard is designed to foster the exchange of SBCC knowledge as well as share best practices from health communication programs that have made a measureable impact. This […]

HIV Prevention Program Addressing Multiple Sexual Partners in Mozambique Shows Positive Results

A new article in the journal AIDS Care looks at how a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign helped positively impact attitudes about multiple sexual partners (MSP) in Mozambique, a country with an estimated 11.5% HIV prevalence rate. The authors examined a year-long national campaign that used a multimedia, integrated approach with the slogan andar […]

HC3 Assessment of 26 Asian and African University Faculty Finds 24% Engaged in SBCC Practices

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) recently reached out to 59 university faculty members in 18 countries in Africa and Asia. The purpose? To assess and identify current areas of strength and opportunity for growth in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) education, research and practice, both institutionally and individually. HC3 is hoping to expand […]

Visualize Your Data! New Focus Package on Health COMpass on Data Visualization Materials

Most of the time when we think about representing numbers in a visual way, we think about things like bar graphs and pie charts. These can be great tools for displaying development indicators, but recent software advancements have created a wealth of additional resources and tips for presenting data in ways that are both visually […]

Strengthening Health Communication Capacity

Strengthening the capacity of local organizations is at the heart of HC3. The project focuses on three levels: organizational, individual and national. HC3 supports skills strengthening for a wide variety of audiences, including program managers, journalists, video and radio producers, health workers and counselors, health education units and local government staff. At the national level, […]

HC3 Research Primers Aid in SBCC Program Design

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is developing a series of research briefs on a variety of communication theories to help social and behavior change communication professionals design and implement their programs. The HC3 Research Primers describe the theory and provide guidance on when it should be used. They also include valuable information for implementers, […]

Effective Social and Behavior Change Communication

Health is created through the interplay of biology and the social determinants that shape human interaction.  These social determinants include factors such as knowledge, attitudes, norms and cultural practices. Social and behavior change communication programs (SBCC) use the most powerful and fundamental human interaction – communication – to positively influence these social dimensions of health and […]

Collecting Evidence-Based Approaches

Social and behavior change communication capacity consists of the technical knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate communication activities. HC3 is adding to this body of knowledge by implementing a rigorous research agenda to address priority research questions to support advancements in SBCC programs. HC3 is also fostering the development of skills among developing […]