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January 20, 2017

Webinar: Health Communication’s Role Across the HIV Treatment Continuum

This January 12, 2017 webinar featured a selection of authors from the January 1, 2017 supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). The supplement highlighted the role of health communication across the HIV treatment continuum.


January 17, 2017

Estrategia de Comunicación Participativa

Fortaleciendo el Hogar y el Liderazgo para la Reducción de la Desnutrición Crónica e Incremento de la Higiene y Diversificación de Huertos HC3 llevó a cabo un Análisis de la Situación a múltiples niveles en el área del WHIP (Western Highlands Integrated Program) incorporando un análisis del acciones de comunicación de los proyectos del WHIP, […]


January 4, 2017

SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia

This case study explores how national and regional services for HIV prevention and control transitioned from a donor-funded, partner-operated effort to being the full responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. [Download] HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia


SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme

This case study highlights HC3’s efforts in Nigeria, starting in 2014, to strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) social and behavior change communication systems and processes. [Download] HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme


SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field Worker Confidence and Social and Behavior Change Communication Skills

This case study examines the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI) project’s second phase, a three-year project (2013-2016), which focused on strengthening the capacity of the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the individual, organizational and system levels. [Download] HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field Worker Confidence and Social and Behavior […]


December 15, 2016

JAIDS 2016 Impact of Health Communication on HIV Treatment Outcomes – In-person and Online event

A selection of authors featured in the December 9 supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) presented.


December 9, 2016

A Framework for Health Communication Across the HIV Treatment Continuum

This is an article is from a special issue of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes that highlights the effectiveness of health communication in keeping people engaged and on treatment throughout the HIV continuum of care – leading to more positive health outcomes. The supplement, titled Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care, presents a series of 10 articles that make the case for using health communication in highly diverse HIV contexts in low- and middle-income settings.


Health Communication and the HIV Continuum of Care

This is an article is from a special issue of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes that highlights the effectiveness of health communication in keeping people engaged and on treatment throughout the HIV continuum of care – leading to more positive health outcomes. The supplement, titled Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care, presents a series of 10 articles that make the case for using health communication in highly diverse HIV contexts in low- and middle-income settings.


December 8, 2016

Innovation Webinar 14: Real-time Activity Monitoring and Reporting

This December 7, 2016 webinar highlighted real-time activity monitoring and reporting technologies and how they are advancing global health. This online event is the thirteenth in HC3’s innovation webinar series, designed to spotlight a broad range of health communication innovations while providing a meaningful mix of theory and practical examples.


November 17, 2016

International SBCC Summit 2016 Summary Report

This report from the International SBCC Summit, held February 8-10, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, features highlights from the Summit as well as the “Addis Declaration,” which proposes 10 principles for the global SBCC community to consider.


November 16, 2016

Webinar: Making the Most of In-Service Communication: A Reference Guide to VMMC Counseling

This November 7, 2016 webinar VMMC walks users through the new VMMC In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide, which helps to ensure that the communication and counseling at VMMC sites is comprehensive and standardized across PEPFAR’s country programs.


November 8, 2016

Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines through SBCC I-Kit

This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides national and local stakeholders, as well as program managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for designing and implementing a country-specific social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that protects the public from poor quality malaria medicines and responds to the threat of substandard, spurious, falsified, falsely-labeled and counterfeit – […]


November 4, 2016

Webinar: Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines with SBCC

This November 2, 2016 webinar highlights issues with malaria medicine regulation and quality assurance, the process and results of an SBCC campaign in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, and the launch of a new online tool to support program managers and local staff in developing SBCC strategies tailored to their local needs.


October 28, 2016

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR’s) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Technical Working Group(TWG) identified the need for a counseling reference guide during external quality assurance assessments conducted in several priority countries in 2013-2014. These assessments revealed inconsistencies in core content and key messages communicated to clients. The Communication Sub-Group (CSG) later confirmed the need for this guide by conducting a review of in-service communication (ISC) materials. A total of 37 communication materials used in nine countries, including training guides and job aides for group education and individual counseling, were reviewed as a purposive sample to gauge key topics covered in ISC/counseling activities across the VMMC service continuum.


September 29, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through Social and Behavior Change Communication

This September 29, 2016 webinar explored the importance of SBCC for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools and resources can inform the various communication aspects of emergencies. Speakers shared first-hand experiences with heath emergencies and offer their perspectives on the role SBCC plays in emergency preparedness and response. The webinar was moderated by: Amrita Gill Bailey, […]


Social and Behavior Change Communication for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

By completing the exercises presented in this I-Kit, national governments will be better prepared to manage serious public health events. In completing this I-Kit, users will gain an understanding of the key considerations for an SBCC emergency preparedness plan and the foundation of an SBCC strategy, one of the key documents for an emergency communication response.


Service Communication Implementation Kit

This I-Kit aims to help service delivery project managers effectively use service communication to enhance the impact of their project. It can be used to help increase demand for and uptake of services, and improve consistent long-term maintenance of healthy behaviors.


Webinar: SBCC Approaches to Provider Behavior Change

This September 27, 2016 webinar explored the application of SBCC for influencing provider behavior change. Panelists discussed the challenges in influencing provider behavior, particularly provider interaction with clients, the evidence for applying an SBCC approach to provider behavior change and examples of tools and specific approaches for influencing provider behavior.


September 27, 2016

Ebola Risk Communication Project in Liberia: Lessons in Crisis Communication

This report, produced by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health to document its work on HC3’s Ebola Risk Communication project in Liberia, details the project’s goals of understanding and documenting Ebola-related communication efforts in the country to better inform communication approaches to future crises.


September 15, 2016

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

This training is designed to strengthen the capacity of community leaders to create a protective environment that reduces the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) , as well as to increase agency for males and females to reduce GBV and advocate for modification of harmful cultural norms or practices that place AGYW at […]