The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) works with ministries of health, international partners, and national and community organizations in over 30 countries to provide evidence-based programs, strategic support and rigorous research to inform program development, evaluate programs and assess project impact.

High-quality research is crucial for supporting advancements in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs. At HC3, we incorporate theory into practice, use qualitative and quantitative methods to inform evidence-based decisions, adapt methods to meet the needs of each project and program, and develop innovative methodologies to advance SBCC research.

In addition to conducting research, HC3 fosters the development of research skills and encourages data use with a variety of partners including governments, research vendors and SBCC implementing organizations through ongoing hands-on mentoring and training.

Research is an integral part of all HC3 programs and projects. HC3’s key technical areas include family planning; HIV and AIDS; reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; malaria; and SBCC in emergencies, such and Ebola and Zika. 

For more information about HC3’s research activities, please contact Tilly Gurman.