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The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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"The social and cultural context surrounding young people growing up in urban areas is...different, in both positive and negative ways, affecting the health behaviors of young men and women, which can develop into repeated behaviors and habits ...

The Drum Beat 699 - Global Voices - Geographically Diverse Selections from CI Bloggers
November 2, 2015

The Drum Beat 699 - Global Voices - Geographically Diverse Selections from ...

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The Soul Beat 256 - Communication and Media News and Issues
September 28, 2015

The Soul Beat 256 - Communication and Media News and Issues

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Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information
September 7, 2015

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information

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"As someone who has worked with and in the media, I ...know that lack of accurate information is a big driver of fear and trauma, which in turn can easily translate into stigma and a withholding of sympathy for those affected by the traumatic ...

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal." This Health ...

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal
September 1, 2015

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal

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The Next Generation "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal, launched by the Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (JHU-HC3) in August 2015, sought to reach young couples with one or two children in an ...

I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness
July 23, 2015

I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness

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This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) is designed to provide national and local stakeholders, as well as programme managers, with "key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, ...

Directorate General of Family Planning Bangladesh Digital Archive of SBCC Materials
July 21, 2015

Directorate General of Family Planning Bangladesh Digital Archive of SBCC ...

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This social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) digital library of both print and audio-visual materials was developed by the Information, Education, and Motivation (IEM) Unit of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of ...

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy
June 16, 2015

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy

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"The planning steps included in this implementation kit provide guidance on how to develop a communication strategy for social and behavior change communication (SBCC). The steps and tools are designed to help program managers, communication ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
June 1, 2015

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

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"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...

The Soul Beat 252 - Communication and Change News and Issues
May 25, 2015

The Soul Beat 252 - Communication and Change News and Issues

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Innovation Webinar on Health Apps
May 22, 2015

Innovation Webinar on Health Apps

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An invitation from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative: "Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Tuesday, June 9 at 11am EDT for a webinar on innovative health communication apps and their uses. This webinar is ...

How to Conduct a Situation Analysis
May 6, 2015

How to Conduct a Situation Analysis

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"A situation analysis or environmental analysis is the fundamental first step in the social and behavior change communication change (SBCC) process."

How to Do Audience Segmentation
May 6, 2015

How to Do Audience Segmentation

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"Audience segmentation is a key activity within an audience analysis. It is the process of dividing a large audience into smaller groups of people - or segments - who have similar needs, values or characteristics. Segmentation recognizes that ...

How to Do an Audience Analysis
May 6, 2015

How to Do an Audience Analysis

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"An audience analysis is a process used to identify and understand the priority and influencing audiences for a SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] strategy. The priority and influencing audiences are those people whose behavior must ...

How to Conduct a Pretest
May 5, 2015

How to Conduct a Pretest

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"Pretesting is the process of bringing together members of the priority audience to react to the components of a communication campaign before they are produced in final form. Pre-testing measures the reaction of the selected group of individuals ...

How to Write a Creative Brief
May 5, 2015

How to Write a Creative Brief

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"A creative brief is a short, written document used by project managers and creative professionals to guide the development of creative materials (e.g. drama, film, visual design, narrative copy, advertising, websites, slogans) to be used in ...

The Soul Beat 251 - Television for Social Change in Africa
April 28, 2015

The Soul Beat 251 - Television for Social Change in Africa

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HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review
April 20, 2015

HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review

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This evidence database is the centrepiece of a group of materials (See related summary below) from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication ...

HIV Evidence
April 20, 2015

HIV Evidence

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This group of materials from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs is centred around an evidence database (See related summary below) on ...

April 7, 2015

JHU CCP

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Program Specialist at JHU CCP, working for HC3 Family Planning and Malaria. Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina (Health Behavior Department). Global Health Corps - Burundi Fellow.

April 7, 2015

JHU CCP

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Program Specialist at JHU CCP, working for HC3 Family Planning and Malaria. Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina (Health Behavior Department). Global Health Corps - Burundi Fellow.

Ideation
March 18, 2015

Ideation

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"Ideation refers to how new ways of thinking (or new behaviors) are diffused through a community by means of communication and social interaction among individuals and groups. It should be used when trying to identify the psychosocial factors ...

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer
March 18, 2015

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer

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"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM ...

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer
March 18, 2015

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer

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"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power ...

Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change
March 17, 2015

Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change

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"The Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change (IMCFSC) describes an iterative process where a community engages in dialogue and collective action to produce social change and support improvements in the health and welfare of its ...

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer
March 17, 2015

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer

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This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn ...

 The Extended Parallel Processing Model
March 16, 2015

The Extended Parallel Processing Model

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The Extended Parallel Processing Model (also widely known as Threat Management or Fear Management) describes how rational considerations (efficacy beliefs) and emotional reactions (fear of a health threat) combine to determine behavioural ...

University Initiative Needs Assessment
March 12, 2015

University Initiative Needs Assessment

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"An important focus of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a USAID [United States Agency for International Development]-funded global communication capacity building project, is to expand the role universities and training ...

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study
March 4, 2015

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of ...

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"Strategic health communication can play a key role in stopping the outbreak, primarily by helping community members recognize and identify how they can modify their religious and cultural practices and behaviors — such as not directly touching ...

Innovation Webinar on Digital Storytelling
February 18, 2015

Innovation Webinar on Digital Storytelling

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) hosts an innovation webinar on Tuesday, March 10 2015, at 11AM EST focused on utilising digital storytelling techniques for health communication campaigns. This webinar is the eighth ...

Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns
February 5, 2015

Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns

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Author:  Emma Schwartz of NetHope Solutions Center, originally posted December 15 2014, cross-posted February 5 2015 - [Health Communication Capacity Collaborative] HC3’s held its seventh Health Communication Innovation Webinar on Dec. 9 ...

Faith Communities Matter in Social and Behavior Change Communication Programs for Child Survival
February 3, 2015

Faith Communities Matter in Social and Behavior Change Communication ...

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Author: Kathryn Bertram, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Program Officer, originally posted January 23, cross-posted February 3 2015 - Mobilizing faith communities to spread public health messages and lead others toward making ...

SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization Breastfeeding Interventions
February 3, 2015

SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization ...

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"This I-Kit introduces users to the building blocks for a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for breastfeeding. It links the SBCC strategy development to faith-based organizations (FBOs) assets such as religious leaders and ...

January 21, 2015

BBC Sema Kenya takes a bow

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BBC Sema Kenya production team

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom
November 13, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom

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"Key messages should enable the target audience to self-select, emphasize key emotional and functional benefits of female condoms, and include a call to action. Messages should be based on formative research and tailored to..."

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception
November 12, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency ...

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This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc
November 12, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc

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This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...

Ebola Communication Network (ECN)
October 14, 2014

Ebola Communication Network (ECN)

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has developed the Ebola Communication Network (ECN), which houses Ebola-related social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) materials, as well as other resources and tools intended for ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
October 10, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

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This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
October 9, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

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This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
October 9, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

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"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin
September 25, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin

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This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in RMNCH, the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like ...

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
September 25, 2014

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

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"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those ...

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide
September 25, 2014

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A ...

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"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."

Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social and Behavior Change Communication: A Literature Review
September 11, 2014

Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social ...

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This 105-page report discusses the findings of a literature review and programme scan to reflect on urban adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) interventions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The review was conducted by ...

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
August 21, 2014

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

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Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...

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