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October 16, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

This brief, part of a HC3 In Action series, describes key examples from across the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project that can help inform future efforts to engage men and boys in achieving and maintaining an AIDS-free generation, increasing demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and realizing a malaria-free world. […]


October 11, 2017

Qualitative Research for Zika Virus Disease Prevention in Guatemala, Central America

In July 2017, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) conducted a qualitative exploration of the perception of the effectiveness, feasibility and self-efficacy of Zika prevention actions among pregnant women, men with a pregnant partner and women likely to become pregnant in Guatemala.


October 10, 2017

The Facilitator Guide: Brothers for Life Plus Community Groups

In 2013, BFL was adapted for use in Côte d’Ivoire and implemented by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). This manual is the third adaptation of the BFL program and is referred to throughout this guide as BFL Plus (BFL+).


Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention

Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention is an educational tool to promote living a healthy life with HIV and providing support to men who have been diagnosed HIV positive. Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention


Sawa Sawa: A Community Dialogue Manual to Reduce Stigma

The goal of this manual is to reduce community level stigma and in doing so improve HIV testing, treatment initiation and adherence outcomes among men in particular.


October 9, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

This brief describes key examples, challenges and insights from family planning service delivery initiatives across the HC3 project.


October 5, 2017

HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System

This technical brief describes the components of an effective Social and Behavior Change Communication system and then provides spotlights on HC3’s work in five countries to illustrate these components in action.


October 3, 2017

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt

This guide is derived from the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive HealthSocial and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit, adapted to the Egyptian context for youth ages 15-24, for youth living in urban and rural contexts. The Guide also has broader information and application for the Middle East and North Africa region.   Guide to Designing Sexual […]


September 27, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication and Reproductive Empowerment Mapping: Brief on Key Findings

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) conducted a literature scan to explore the strengths and gaps of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in reproductive health interventions for reproductive empowerment (RE).


Family Planning Evidence Review Infographics

This series of infographics accompanies the Family Planning Evidence Database, a unique resource that compiles and highlights key SBC successes in FP method uptake.


September 25, 2017

Integrated SBCC Programs: Key Challenges and Promising Strategies

The Integrated SBCC Programs: Key Challenges and Promising Strategies webinar held on September 25, 2017 provided an overview of key considerations when designing, implementing and evaluating integrated social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs. Presenters highlighted the key advantages and challenges involved in integrated SBCC programs, shared experiences and lessons learned from country program examples […]


September 22, 2017

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC

This brief, part of the “HC3 in Action” series, describes key examples, challenges and insights from initiatives across the HC3 project that improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth and adolescents.


September 20, 2017

A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal

These case studies from Nepal detail conversations that took place between young couples and HC3 health workers on their reflections on campaign-related media. These case studies demonstrate the complex process by which communicative exchanges intermingle to influence family planning decision-making and use. A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal


September 8, 2017

Consolidating the Evidence: Increasing Family Planning Uptake through Social and Behavior Change

This September 6, 2017 webinar, hosted by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, spotlighted emerging platforms that centralize family planning (FP) and social and behavior change (SBC) tools and evidence – among them, HC3’s new SBC/FP Evidence database, which features nearly 250 peer-reviewed articles highlighting SBC’s contribution to modern FP uptake in low- and middle- income countries […]


September 7, 2017

Strengthening Malaria SBCC through Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

This August 29, 2017 webinar held by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) highlighted three new tools for malaria social and behavior change communication (SBCC) research, monitoring and evaluation (RM&E). These tools included: Malaria SBCC Evidence Package: a searchable database, fact sheets and infographics featuring articles demonstrating the positive role of SBCC on malaria outcomes […]


September 6, 2017

Expanding our Horizons – Formative Research on Aspirations and Family Dynamics Related to Sanitation and Nutrition

This formative research study is an attempt to identify motivations, actions and windows of opportunity for the design of a communication strategy that will help reduce chronic malnutrition and improve the development of minor children in the Western Highlands in Guatemala.


September 1, 2017

Cadre de communication stratégique concernant les méthodes de contraception hormonale et les éventuels risques liés au VIH

Ce cadre vise à guider des activités au niveau du pays pour communiquer aux femmes présentant un risque de contracter le VIH, ou vivant avec le VIH, sous un format complet et facile à comprendre, les risques et les bénéfices de la CH. Cadre de communication stratégique concernant les méthodes de contraception hormonale et les […]


August 30, 2017

Journal of Health Communication Ebola Supplement

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) developed a special issue of the Journal of Health Communication, focused on Ebola. This supplement examines the successes and challenges of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) work during the Ebola epidemic.


August 29, 2017

Jamaica Message Guide for Zika Communication

The Message Guide for Zika Communication is a practical tool meant to be used by all partners and stakeholders implementing Zika activities in Jamaica. Adapted from Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation, the Message Guide aims to identify priority audiences and objectives for Zika communication at this point in Jamaica’s Zika response, and establish compelling positioning statements, outline key messages, and suggest communication […]


Comunicação estratégica para a prevenção do Zika: um enquadramento para adaptação local

Este Enquadramento da Comunicação Estratégica fornece uma orientação passo a passo e conteúdos ilustrativos para a criação de uma estratégia de comunicação, para comunicar de forma precisa e eficaz sobre o risco e prevenção do Zika numa forma fácil de aprender e abrangente.