Getting Back to Good Health Faster

Written by: Janine Kuehlich Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable disease—with some symptoms very similar to that of COVID-19—that is killing nearly 1.5 million people worldwide and affecting 10 million people every year. The…

Dealing with the worldwide panic about Coronavirus: Providing advice, fighting stigma, dispelling information

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator When a frightening new disease suddenly emerges, the global medical and public health communities snap to attention and try to determine how to slow and, ultimately, stop it from spreading. Social…

Press 1 for yes, 2 for no. Using Interactive Voice Response for Social and Behavior Change Programs

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator It’s not often that an “old” technology resurfaces and gains fans—in our world of rapid technological growth we often dismiss older solutions and move on to the shinier, newer systems. Yet…

Integrating SBC Across Sectors: Barriers, Enablers, and New Tools to Find Resources

Written by: Sriram Sridharan, Associate, and Stephanie Levy, Senior Associate, ideas42 Well-established linkages between outcomes in family planning (FP) and other development sectors can be leveraged by integrated social and behavior change…

New Social and Behavior Change Indicator Bank for Family Planning and Service Delivery

Written by: Shannon Conlon, Senior Associate Indicators measuring social and behavior change (SBC) for service delivery are often not standardized, making it difficult for smaller implementing partners to identify indicators, as well as limiting…

Harnessing Behavioral Design to Improve Maternal Care in Zambia

Written by: Jill Chanley, Jana Smith, and Rachel Yavinsky Recently, Breakthrough RESEARCH, under work led by ideas42, applied behavioral design to assess the behavioral challenges that prevent providers in Zambia from providing respectful…

Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH Resources from the USAID Zika Response

Written by: Alex Reed and Reshma Naik In 2016, USAID launched a response to prevent the transmission and spread of Zika, a once little-known virus spread through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, person to person through sexual…

Faire progresser le champ des mesures pour le CSC

Par : Erin Portillo, Responsable de programme II Mesurer adéquatement les déterminants sociaux et comportementaux est essentiel pour créer de puissants programmes de changement social et de comportement. Cependant, cette surveillance est…

Advancing the Field of Measurement for SBC

Written by: Erin Portillo, Program Officer II Adequately measuring social and behavioral determinants is key to creating strong social and behavior change (SBC) programs. However, doing so is an ever-evolving art and a primary area of focus…

Richer and Faster Data Analysis to Inform SBC Zika Program Design in an Outbreak

Written by: Anne Ballard Sara, Program Officer II; Tilly Gurman, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer; Sean Maloney, Program Officer; and Gabrielle Hunter, Zika Technical Team Lead Despite the need for quick action during an outbreak…