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University Initiative Needs Assessment

An important focus of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a USAID-funded global communication capacity building project, is to expand the role universities and training institutes play in local and regional health communication practice, teaching and research. As a first step, HC3 conducted an assessment to identify current areas of strength and opportunity for growth in social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) educati…


Health Communication in the Curriculum webinar

Youth leaders celebrate completing their first workshops at Red Cross in Nairobi, Kenya, where they trained as YOURS facilitators to peer-educate youngsters in their communities on road safety. Credit: © 2013 Floor Lieshout, Courtesy of Photoshare On September 5, 2014 the first HC3 University Initiative Webinar was conducted on Health Communication Pedagogy. “Health Communication in the Curriculum” webinar focused on how different types of univer…


University Initiative Webinar – Models of University Engagement with Practice

University Initiative Webinar “Models of University Engagement with Practice” was held on November 25, 2014. It focused on how universities can strengthen their links to the community by working with faculty to incorporate service learning activities into their coursework, facilitating mentoring for university students placed in health communication/health education projects and organizing student internship programs with government health agenci…


How to Get Published – A Conversation with Journal Editors Webinar

On May 11, HC3 hosted a University Initiative webinar/roundtable discussion among editors of communication journals. During a university needs assessment in 2013, HC3 identified some of the greatest challenges universities in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia face, including limited access to current literature and limited opportunities for scholarly publication. The webinar provided advice on how to improve the ability of faculty and students in Afric…