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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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), ...

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 ...

Demonstrating Child Survival Successes at the Community Level
February 24, 2014

Demonstrating Child Survival Successes at the Community Level

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This research brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health, NetHope, Population Services ...

Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes
February 24, 2014

Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes

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This research brief describing the effectiveness of interpersonal communication (IPC) approaches in child survival programmes was prepared by The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ...

Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology
January 23, 2014

Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology

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This research brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) discusses how mass media and information and communication technology (ICT) can "achieve society-wide changes in social and behavioral drivers of health because they ...

Behaviour Change Interventions Targeting Urban Youths
November 22, 2013

Behaviour Change Interventions Targeting Urban Youths

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In September 2013, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) reviewed over 90 articles and programme reports from 2003-2013 to examine sexual and reproductive health (SRH) behavioural drivers, barriers, and contextual factors, as well as ...

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