Adolescents and youth, ages 10 to 24, make up a quarter of the world’s total population. They are a driving force, shaping our global future. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship program for social and behavior change communication (SBCC), uses new, innovative and sustainable ways to reach youth and adolescents in support of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy.
HC3 has developed tools that can be adapted by program managers to ensure SBCC programming for youth is based on evidence and strategic principles. 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.