The Self-Care Tools for Building a Better Tomorrow

Written by Kasey Henderson, Advocacy Coordinator, Population Services International, and Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, our daily habits have had to shift in response.…

DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Gender inequitable norms affect everyone–men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. Growing…

Informing Social and Behavior Change Programs Using Social Listening and Social Monitoring

This brief offers practical guidance on how to use social listening as a tool to inform social and behavior change (SBC) programs. It is intended for global and regional SBC program implementers, evaluators, and donors in USAID priority countries.…

First-time parents and young married couples: A neglected window of opportunity for family planning programs

Written by: Melanie Yahner, Advisor, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Save the Children Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…

When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

Written by: Elizabeth McElwee, Senior Associate, and Emily Zimmerman, Managing Director, ideas42 Thanks to global efforts, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services have made great strides. However, many people still do not…

New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Are you looking for peer-reviewed literature that shows what works in social and behavior change (SBC)? Do you need evidence to back up your advocacy work for greater investment in SBC? Or maybe…

In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week: Interpreting Baby's Cries

By: Eirene Wang, Nicole Russo, and Emily Zimmerman The World Health Organization estimates that increasing rates of breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 lives every year. Exclusively breastfeeding for six months significantly reduces…

Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective use of health…