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May 11, 2018

Findings from a Qualitative Study about Influences on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rural Areas of Madagascar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar commissioned the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative to conduct a sexual and reproductive health/family planning study of young adolescents (ages 10 to 19) in the rural areas of four diverse regions


Outcome Harvesting Evaluation of Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Strengthening Activities in Bangladesh

In August 2016, a CCP evaluation team worked with Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative II staff to apply a qualitative evaluation methodology, Outcome Harvesting, to measure the effect of capacity strengthening efforts on the MOHFW, SBCC stakeholders and communities of practice..


Outcome Harvesting Evaluation of Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Strengthening Activities in Liberia

In January 2017, a CCP evaluation team worked with HC3 Liberia staff to apply a qualitative evaluation methodology, Outcome Harvesting, to measure the influence of HC3 Liberia’s capacity strengthening efforts on the behaviors of the MOH and key SBCC partners in Liberia.


Outcome Harvesting Evaluation of Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Strengthening Activities in Ethiopia

In June 2016, HC3 Ethiopia applied a qualitative evaluation methodology, Outcome!Harvesting, to measure HC3 Ethiopia’s effect on the behaviors of SBCC professionals and organizations in Ethiopia.


January 18, 2018

Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmission

A 37% reduction in malaria cases and 60% reduction in mortality due to malaria in the past 15 years have saved an estimated 6.2 million lives and increased the life expectancy among those in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region by almost ten years. The global community has called for even greater progress among […]


October 24, 2017

Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Implementation Kit Supplement

In 2015 and 2016, HC3 worked with five Pilot Partner (PP) organizations throughout Benin, Madagascar and Kenya to pilot the I-Kit and see how each organization applied the Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit to its work. This I-Kit Supplement captures those organizations’ experiences and recommendations.


October 16, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

This brief 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 […]