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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.


January 23, 2017

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Research Briefs: Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in Togo and Niger

In 2015, HC3 conducted research to better understand the knowledge, attitudes, practices and socio-cultural factors in Togo and Niger that lead women to continue having children later in life and after they have already had many births. Focusing solely on women age 35 and older and women having five or more births, the research ultimately informed the HC3 Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy Implementation Kit.


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, […]