Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Wednesday, October 21 at 9 a.m. EDT for a webinar to learn about HC3’s newest resource — the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (I-Kit).
The I-Kit is designed to help program managers design and implement sound social and behavior change communication (SBCC) sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs for 10 to 19 year-olds living in urban areas. While the I-Kit was written with the vast Sub-Saharan Africa context in mind, it is meant to be adaptable according to any country, city and project. The I-Kit highlights seven “Essential Elements” of SRH SBCC programs for urban adolescents, and guides users through each Element with explanatory text, interactive worksheets and activities, and engaging visuals. The I-Kit also provides definitions of SRH, SBCC and adolescence as a life stage to clearly orient users to the I-Kit’s content, and presents a fictional cast of characters in an imagined city to help demonstrate the I-Kit’s principles.
Please join in to learn about the I-Kit and its online version and to ask the authors, “How can this I-Kit help me in my work?”
Alessia Radice, MA, MSc has extensive experience in health promotion, institutional capacity building and social and behavior change communication. Ms. Radice conducted and wrote HC3’s literature review on youth sexual and reproductive health SBCC programs, co-authored the Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit, pretested the I-Kit in Benin and Madagascar and contributed to revising the resource after the pretests.
Allison Mobley, MHS has developed a variety of materials and programs to promote behavior change for youth in sexual and reproductive health for international and US-based programs. Ms. Mobley is HC3’s Family Planning Senior Program Officer and is a co-author of the Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit.
Erin Portillo, MPH has worked in international development across the education, civil society and health sectors. Ms. Portillo is HC3’s Family Planning Program Officer, and a co-author of the Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit.