Entries by Marcela

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The Power of Co-Design: Lessons Learned from Diverse Stakeholder Perspectives

Written by: Rahin Khandker1, Anne Stotler1, James Nyara2, and Allison Schachter1, Breakthrough ACTION 1 ideas42, 2 Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs As behavioral designers, we know it’s important for end-users and other stakeholders to participate in the design process for any new solution. But when a diverse array of perspectives are important, determining when […]

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Using COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey Data to Conduct Prevention and Vaccination Campaigns in the Philippines

Written by: Nicole Walter, Program Manager, Data for Good at Meta Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s global social and behavior change project, catalyzes social and behavior change by designing and implementing evidence-based solutions to improve health and development programs around the world. When COVID-19 emerged in late 2019, Breakthrough ACTION was already working on social and behavior change for […]

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Vasectomy Advocacy Materials to Improve Method Choice in Family Planning

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Access to vasectomy is critical to ensuring wide method choice and promoting gender equity by allowing men to share responsibility for contraception. Vasectomy is safe, effective, and offers several benefits for those who do not want to have any or more children. Nevertheless, vasectomy is rarely included in family […]