<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/diversity.png" alt="" title="Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator&#039;s Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs" width="100" height="43" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...addressing norms and attitudes related to sexual orientation and gender identity are important components of gender integration..."</em></p> <p> With a focus on how gender and sexuality affect all people, this curriculum was developed specifically for the United States (US) President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) staff and their country-level implementing partners to help country programmes understand and address the needs of gender and sexual minority (GSM) communities in the context of HIV programming, US workplace policy on non-discrimination, and through a human rights lens. While the focus of this training curriculum is HIV programming, and it is centred on US Government-funded programmes, much of the material could be adapted and applied to a variety of country-specific and technical programme areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.healthpolicyproject.com/pubs/398_GSDGuide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 132-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.healthpolicyproject.com/pubs/398_GSDSlidesFINAL.pptx" target="_blank">Click here for the Gender &amp; Sexual Diversity Slide Deck.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-policy-project">Health Policy Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>138</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health Policy P... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids/gender" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">USAID website</a>, October 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Health Policy Plus</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs#comments United States Materials Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Bilaterals Person-to-Person Voice SDG 3: Good Health Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Rights USAID Global HIV / AIDS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:49:19 +0000 Health Policy Project 9496430 at http://comminit.com HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes."</em></p> <p> In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has worked to align social and behaviour change (SBC) and service delivery partners by developing resources for understanding and using strategic communication along the service delivery continuum. HC3 is also integrating SBC and service delivery in an attempt to improve family planning (FP) outcomes for youth, women of advanced maternal age (AMA), women of high parity (HP), and couples. This brief, which is part of the "HC3 in Action" series, describes key examples, challenges, and insights from FP service delivery initiatives across the HC3 project.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HC3-in-Action_FPSD.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 10-page brief in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/title99881607.jpg" alt="" title="HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC" width="100" height="48" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> kbose </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from HC3 to The Communication Initiative on October 18 2017; and <a href="https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-sbc/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a>, October 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> HC3</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/circle-care-model">Circle of Care Model</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/service-communication-implementation-kit-integrating-sbcc-service-delivery-programs">Service Communication Implementation Kit: Integrating SBCC into Service Delivery Programs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal">&quot;Smart Couple&quot; Family Planning Campaign in Nepal</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/talking-about-larcs-young-clients">Talking about LARCs with Young Clients</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/advanced-maternal-age-and-high-parity-pregnancy-perceived-risks-and-associated-provider-">Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and Associated Provider Communication Barriers in Togo and Niger</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/addressing-advanced-maternal-age-and-high-parity-pregnancies-healthy-timing-and-spacing-">Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-strengthening-sbcc-system">HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-supporting-youth-health-sbcc">HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-sbcc-public-health-emergencies">HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Research SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:09:27 +0000 kbose 9496420 at http://comminit.com Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/15740-1.contest.jpg" alt="" title="Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to the mainstreaming of gender, equity and human rights, and also works to develop evidence-based norms, standards and tools for scaling up equitable access to quality care and services within a rights- and gender-based framework."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259274/1/9789241513036-eng.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 84-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/6045">Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>83</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WHO Department ... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Posting to the <a href="https://knowledge-gateway.org/global/ibpmembers" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBP Knowlege Gateway</a>, October 19 2017; <a href="http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/contraceptive-services-monitoring-hr/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, October 19 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Haydee Lemus/Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Materials SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Person-to-Person Indicators News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality United Nations Reproductive Health Rights World Health Organization Global Health Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:57:49 +0000 WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research 9496411 at http://comminit.com IREX's Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/irex.png" alt="" title="IREX&#039;s Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Inclusive and genuinely participatory approaches ensure commitment from all stakeholders to the performance improvement process, build trust, and result in performance solutions that make sense for all involved."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/node/resource/irex-guide-organizational-performance-improvement.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 45-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/307364">IREX</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>45</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IREX </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://www.irex.org/resource/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IREX website</a>, October 19 2017. <i>Image credit:</i> IREX</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement#comments Global Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Situation Analysis Questions Radio NGOs Youth Global Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:31:59 +0000 IREX 9496405 at http://comminit.com Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"...These technological applications are capable of reaching hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers and stakeholders in rural areas, acting as a catalyst for positive change and in achieving the SDGs...."</p> <p>This series of seven case studies from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a range of projects which, in different ways, highlight the potential for the long term and scaled use of information and communication technology for agriculture (ICT4Ag). It comes from a recognition of how SMS applications, mobile banking and satellite data have been used successfully to give agricultural stakeholders access to farm mapping, weather data, marketing tools, financial credit, advice from extension workers, and social networks, among other things, to give them potential advantages in crop yields and market prices.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1992_PDF_Updated.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 32-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/cta_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="93" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technical Centr... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1992_PDF_Updated.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CTA Publishing website</a>, October 18 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture#comments Africa Caribbean Burkina Faso Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast Ghana Kenya Mali Sudan Trinidad & Tobago Uganda Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital Livelihoods Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Marketing News/Information Development Assistance Government Departments Research New Technology Company SDG 2: No Hunger Education NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management Women Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:36:51 +0000 Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 9496391 at http://comminit.com Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicole Ippoliti </div> <div class="field-item even"> Trinity Zan </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret D&#039;Adamo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shawn Malarcher </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a high-impact practices in family planning (HIP) enhancement by the HIP technical advisory group of international experts. (A HIP enhancement is a practice that can be implemented in conjunction with HIPs to further intensify the impact of the <a href="https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/overview" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HIPs</a>.)</p> <p> Digital health applications, such as mobile phones, tablets, and computers, for health systems and providers can support implementation of HIPs by offering:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page brief in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/digital2.png" alt="" title="Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies" width="100" height="39" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HIP Team </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Posting from Debra L. Dickson to <a href="https://knowledge-gateway.org/global" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBP Global</a>, October 10 2017. <em>Image caption/credit</em>: "A community health worker uses D-tree International's mobile application to provide comprehensive family planning services to a client in Shinyanga, Tanzania." ©2015 Ueli Litscher, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Bilaterals Phone/Mobile News/Information SDG 3: Good Health NGOs New Technologies Reproductive Health USAID Global Health ICT for Development Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:12 +0000 HIP Team 9496383 at http://comminit.com International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons Learned http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harika Masud </div> <div class="field-item even"> Helene Pfeil </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanjay Agarwal </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alfredo Gonzalez Briseno </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>World Bank Group</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process.' Budget literacy consists of two main parts: (1) a technical understanding of public budgets, including familiarity with government spending, tax rates, and public debt; and (2) the ability to engage in the budget process, comprising practical knowledge on day-to-day issues, as well as an elementary understanding of the economic, social, and political implications of budget policies, the stakeholders involved, and when and how to provide inputs during the annual budget cycle."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/26956/9781464810718.pdf?sequence=2&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank">Click here to read this 233-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/wb4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="84" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The World Bank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Knowledge Repository of World Bank Group website</a>, October 18 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned#comments Global Strategic Thinking Adolescent Development theme site SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Children Adolescents and Livelihoods Debt Research Education SDG 4: Quality Education Youth Adolescent Development Children, Equity and Development Global Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:12:02 +0000 The World Bank 9496382 at http://comminit.com Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul R. Ward </div> <div class="field-item even"> Katie Attwell </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Samantha B. Meyer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Philippa Rokkas </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Julie Leask </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 12, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flinders University (<em>Ward</em>); University of Western Australia (<em>Attwell</em>); University of Waterloo (<em>Meyer</em>); University of Adelaide (<em>Rokkas</em>); University of Sydney (<em>Leask</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Our research shows that parents who make decisions not to vaccinate their children are simply trying to do their best for their child's health." - Paul R. Ward</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185955" target="_blank">Click here to read the paper online or to download it in PDF format (15 pages).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/children-in-field-pixabay-1024x661.jpg" alt="" title="Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> paul.ward@flind... </div> <div class="field-item even"> Julie Leask </div> <div class="field-item odd"> slatzdakat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185955; <a href="http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2017/10/18/new-insights-vaccination-debate/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Flinders University website</a>, October 18 2017; and email from Paul Ward to The Communication Initiative on October 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Flinders University</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rj99Npa3RYg&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rj99Npa3RYg&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj99Npa3RYg"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Rj99Npa3RYg/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita#comments Australia Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Research SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Health Polio Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:12:02 +0000 paul.ward@flinders.edu.au 9496377 at http://comminit.com Windows into Early Learning and Development http://comminit.com/global/content/windows-early-learning-and-development <h4>Cross Country IDELA Findings Fueling Progress on ECD Access, Quality and Equity</h4> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><b><i>From the Executive Summary:</i></b><br /><br /> "The first five years of a child's life is a time of great promise and rapid change, when the developing brain is most open to the influence of relationships and experiences. However, millions of children across the world are at risk of not reaching their full potential, because they do not get the care and early stimulation they need.<br /><br /></p> <p>The Windows into Early Learning and Development report presents research on early childhood development (ECD), and makes recommendations about what is needed to improve children's exposure to care, stimulation, and play in the early years that will impact their lifelong development.<br /><br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://idela-network.org/resource/windows-into-early-learning-development/" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the report (24 pages, PDF).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/window.png" alt="" title="Windows into Early Learning and Development" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IDELAnetwork </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Frannie Noble to The Communication Initiative on October 17 2017 and October 18 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Stephanie Roberts/Save the Children</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/idela-fostering-common-solutions-young-children">IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/windows-early-learning-and-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/windows-early-learning-and-development#comments Global Strategic Thinking Improved Physical Environments Quality Early Learning to Scale Reducing Violence Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Print Radio Education NGOs SDG 4: Quality Education Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:00 +0000 IDELAnetwork 9496362 at http://comminit.com Effective Training: Essential Principles, Approaches, and Process http://comminit.com/global/content/effective-training-essential-principles-approaches-and-process <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/irex_0.jpg" alt="" title="Effective Training: Essential Principles, Approaches, and Process" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Training can have diverse goals, objectives, and audiences. Therefore, it's important to consider a participant's context, needs, and abilities throughout the design and delivery process to ensure successful transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes."</em></p> <p> This guide provides training designers and trainers with some principles, approaches, and a process that underlie effective training design and delivery from IREX's perspective. The international non-governmental organisation's training approach is characterised by six key principles:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/node/resource/effective-training-principles-approaches-process.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 9-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/307364">IREX</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>9</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IREX </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact to Soul Beat Africa on October 12 2017; and <a href="https://www.irex.org/resource/effective-training-essential-principles-approaches-and-process" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IREX website</a>, October 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> IREX</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/effective-training-essential-principles-approaches-and-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/effective-training-essential-principles-approaches-and-process#comments Global Materials Person-to-Person Interpersonal Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents NGOs Gender Youth Adolescent Development Global Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:34:04 +0000 IREX 9496361 at http://comminit.com