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Using the KAP COVID Dashboards to Convince the Vaccine Hesitant

Written by Marla Shaivitz, Director of Digital Strategy, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Now that safe and effective vaccines are available for COVID-19, worldwide distribution and acceptability are critical to ending the…
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New Technical Briefs Highlight Opportunities and Recommendations for Behavioral Economics and Human-Centered Design in Family Planning

Written by: Danielle Piccinini Black, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Have you ever wondered how to leverage behavioral economics or human-centered design to increase the impact of social and behavior change (SBC) approaches for…
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We’re Laser-Focused on COVID-19 Vaccines but Vaccine Hesitancy Remains a Challenge

Written by Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION These days, we are paying close attention to COVID-19 vaccines. We await a time when vaccines are made available in plentiful supplies to all countries, and the world can really…
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We Don’t Have to Be Experts in Everything: Integrating Social Norms into SBC

Written by: Lisa Cobb, Breakthrough ACTION Can I make a confession? I am one of the authors of Getting Practical: Integrating Social Norms into Social and Behavior Change Programs and I’m not an expert in social norms. I’ve never written…
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Assessing Impact: Do We Need to Break the Budget?

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Curator, Compass; Grace Awantang, Monitoring Officer; and Dominick Shattuck, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director, Breakthrough ACTION The development community often strongly focuses on results,…
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Can Social Listening and Social Media Monitoring Benefit Your SBC Activities?

Photo credit: Merci Mon Héros Written by: Rachel Yavinsky, Martha Silva, and Leanne Dougherty, Breakthrough RESEARCH   Social media has increasingly become one of the most popular places for individuals to express their views…
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Men are still missing: Making family planning more gender-inclusive

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, and Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION International Men’s Day, celebrated every November 19, honors the positive contributions that men make to society and raises awareness…
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Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci

Written by: Keerthana Hirudayakanth, Intern, Breakthrough ACTION In Northern Nigeria, women’s participation in conversations about their own health is not always a given. Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria is trying to change this by positioning…