Social and Behavior Change for Postpartum Family Planning

Written by: Cori Fordham, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Offering modern contraception as part of maternal health services has been shown to increase postpartum contraceptive use, as well as to prevent unintended pregnancies and pregnancies…

Accelerating Family Planning Demand Through Advanced Audience Segmentation

Written by: Cori Fordham, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Effective social and behavior change (SBC) strategies start with a strong understanding of their audiences. SBC practitioners use a process called segmentation to analyze and divide…

If you liked Springboard, you’ll love the NEW Springboard

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator For over 8,000 members, Springboard—the social and behavior change (SBC) online community funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—has become a virtual community…

Addressing Provider’s Perspectives and Barriers through Social and Behavior Change Approaches

Written by: Jvani Cabiness, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Many factors are linked to the underutilization of modern contraception. For example, a service provider’s opinions, biases, attitudes, behaviors, capacity, skills, and working…

New Advanced Audience Segmentation Resources

Regardless of the behavioral outcome of interest or the approach used to address it, social and behavior change (SBC) interventions are strengthened when audiences are effectively understood, defined, and differentially targeted. Audience analysis…

HIV-Related Stigma Can Have Deadly Consequences

My daughter refused to go to the hospital to receive medicines. My daughter died because of the fear of stigmatization and discrimination.* - A woman in Ghana who lost her daughter to AIDS-related complications. (Quote retrieved from https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-social-issues/stigma-discrimination…

Community Data for Action Platform Launch

The Kingdom of eSwatini launched the Community Data for Action Platform (CDAP), an innovative online resource to help community leaders make informed decisions and improve the HIV response through data-driven decision making. With funding from…