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Contributions of Latin American Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Latin American Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health ...

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“The Latin American theoretical tradition provides insights into self-determination, local ownership and empowerment as central to the “praxis” in communication with participants actively involved in the process of change and transformation.” ...

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 ...

Assessment of Family Planning Use in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria
September 2, 2015

Assessment of Family Planning Use in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria

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"The focus of this report is to understand the family planning [FP] context in Northern Nigeria through a literature review. It will also assess changes in modern contraceptive use in Bauchi and Sokoto States between 2009 and 2014 using household ...

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
July 24, 2015

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

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"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."  

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents
July 23, 2015

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

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"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala
July 20, 2015

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala

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"Indigenous Guatemalans have faced a multitude of barriers to access and use of family planning services....While the Guatemalan family planning law was a historic advancement towards empowering all Guatemalans to access and use of family ...

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
June 2, 2015

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

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This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...

Family Planning High Impact Practices List
June 2, 2015

Family Planning High Impact Practices List

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This High Impact Practices (HIP) list highlights practices in family planning (FP) from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise investments through effective service delivery or systems interventions.  Practices were identified ...

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 ...

Reflections on Femininity, Love and HIV: The Story of 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
May 7, 2015

Reflections on Femininity, Love and HIV: The Story of 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls

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"4Play: Sex Tips for Girls was a television drama that brought a rare touch of glamour and a distinctly feminine sensibility to the HIV communication genre in South Africa. 4Play also confronted the fact that – in the absence of a widely ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
April 29, 2015

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

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  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...

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 ...

Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria during Pregnancy
January 22, 2015

Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria ...

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Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy ...

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
January 22, 2015

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

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This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a ...

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis
January 6, 2015

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis

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"Using theory in health messaging doesn't have to be a massive undertaking, and you don't have to be a researcher to do it. What theory does for health communication is provide a road map to your work."

Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
November 14, 2014

Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

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This document summarises an evidence review that was conducted in order to understand the social and behavioural drivers of demand for, and utilisation of, magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), a medication for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia ...

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), ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
November 7, 2014

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

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"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among Young Malawians: The Tisankhenji Radio Program
November 4, 2014

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among ...

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This 19-page peer reviewed case study, which appeared in the Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing Journal, discusses the impact of the Tisankhenji radio programme, which was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
October 17, 2014

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

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"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis
October 14, 2014

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis

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"Injectable antibiotics for newborns remain underutilized and as such, have been identified by the UN [United Nations] Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health as one of 13 commodities that if more widely accessed ...

Using Behavior Change Communication to Lead a Comprehensive Family Planning Program: The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative
April 22, 2015

Using Behavior Change Communication to Lead a Comprehensive Family Planning ...

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"Greater exposure to a comprehensive family planning program in urban Nigeria that emphasized demand generation and communication theory was associated with improved ideation among women (their beliefs, ideas, and feelings about family planning), ...

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