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April 20, 2017

Guinea: Rapid Rehabilitation – Improving Health Facilities

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and […]


Guinea: Interpersonal Communication and Counseling – Building Trust in the Health System

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and […]


Guinea: Interactive Radio Programs – Getting the Community’s Perspective

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and […]


Guinea: Gold Star Campaign – Branding Quality Health Services

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change […]


Guinea: Community Dialogues – Bringing Communities and Health Facilities Together

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change […]


Guinea: Bridges of Hope – Getting Communities Engaged in Health Decisions

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change […]


March 30, 2017

SBCC for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance I-Kit

This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) was developed to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) program managers and stakeholders address identified gaps and improve SBCC strategies and interventions for MiP, especially those interventions that target healthcare workers.


Webinar on Capacity Strengthening Evaluation: What Role Can Outcome Harvesting Play?

This March 30, 2017 webinar featured an expert panel that discussed the challenges of evaluating capacity strengthening, what makes the outcome harvesting methodology unique and how outcome harvesting addresses some of the challenges of capacity strengthening evaluation.


March 28, 2017

Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Development of an Android Mobile Application for Adolescents and Youth on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nepal

Case study outlining the development of an android mobile application for adolescents and youth on sexual and reproductive health in Nepal.


Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation

This adaptable framework provides step-by-step guidance and illustrative content for creating a strategic communication strategy to communicate accurately and effectively about Zika risk and prevention in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive format. It builds on the messaging developed in the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Zika Virus Prevention and Control guidance, and is intended to guide country-level communication strategies.


March 27, 2017

Strengthening SBCC Capacity at the National Level to Improve Health Outcomes for All

On March 23, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) convened experts and practitioners for the second in a three-part series on catalyzing social and behavior change communication (SBC).


March 21, 2017

SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: Distributed Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Enables Nepal’s Young Married Couples to Make Smart Family Planning Choices

This case study explains a national FP SBCC campaign that HC3 launched in partnership with Nepal’s Ministry of Health/National Health Education Information Communication Center (NHEICC) and the MOH’s Family Health Division. The campaign, “Parivar Niyojan Smart Bancha Jeewan”/”Family Planning Makes a Smart Life,” started in August 2015 and was tailored specifically to reach young people, migrants and disadvantaged groups.


March 16, 2017

Webinar on Malaria in Pregnancy: Promoting Uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment

This March 16, 2017 webinar included presenters from the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and HC3. Presenters described current efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) that focus on service providers, pregnant women and those who influence both groups.


March 8, 2017

Innovation Webinar 15: Data Visualization

This March 8, 2017 webinar introduced data visualization’s key role in global health programs for communicating information clearly and effectively to diverse audiences, including beneficiaries, program managers and donors. By presenting data in ways that are both visually appealing and easy to understand, data visualization can be used to convey impactful and compelling evidence that influences behavior change and improves program performance.


February 28, 2017

Participatory Communication Strategy

HC3 worked in close collaboration with the USAID mission in Guatemala and 12 USAID-funded health and development partners active in the Western Highlands to develop the “Juntos Prosperamos” (“Together We Prosper”) brand and a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy. The strategy unifies activities across the areas important during the “First 1,000 Days” (from the beginning of a pregnancy through the end of a child’s first year) – safe pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding, birth spacing, hygiene, sanitation and baby WASH, and home-based agriculture, as well as relevant gender norms.


February 24, 2017

Social Mobilization Lessons Learned: The Ebola Response in Liberia

This report documents the work of the Ebola Response Social Mobilization Pillar, part of Liberia’s six-pillar incident management system (IMS), and key social mobilization efforts that contributed to the response in Liberia during the 2014–2015 West African Ebola outbreak.


February 17, 2017

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social Marketing NGOs: Recommendations from the Expert Consultation on High-Performing SBCC and SM Organizations

This guidance document is the product of a four-day meeting of more than 40 experts in SBCC and Social Marketing – representing 11 local NGOs from Africa, Asia and South America, INGOs and donors – in Washington, D.C., in May 2016. The objective of the meeting was to identify factors most likely to enable the success and sustainability of local SBCC and social marketing organizations and to determine how local NGOs, INGOs and donors can work together most effectively to assure the success and sustainability of local NGOs working in these fields.


February 10, 2017

The SBCC Emergency Helix

This report describes HC3’s framework – the SBCC Emergency Helix – to help strengthen public health emergency programs with social and behavior change communication (SBCC).   DOWNLOAD The SBCC Emergency Helix.


February 1, 2017

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes Infographic

HC3 has developed an infographic to visually demonstrate the role gender equity played in four social and behavior change communication programs. The infographic uses data from a study HC3 conducted in 2015. A follow-up study is now underway.


January 27, 2017

Webinar: Improving Public Health Emergency Programs with SBCC

This January 26, 2017 webinar introduced the SBCC Emergency Helix and practical resources for integrating it into current and future public health emergencies. Speakers discussed the importance of continuous community engagement, formative and operational research, and media partnership in emergency contexts, drawing on their experiences with the Ebola and Zika responses.