Reducing Gender Inequities to Improve Very Young Adolescents’ Health and Well-being Across the Life Course

Webinar

Gender inequities are key determinants of health among adolescents and adults, particularly related to reproductive health, gender-based violence, and mental health. These inequities are shaped by gender norms and social expectations placed on boys and girls from a young age. In particular, very young adolescence (10–14 years old) is a time when societal gender norms start to be internalized; therefore, intervening at this stage has great potential to reduce gender inequities and improve health and wellbeing throughout the life course. During this webinar, presenters will discuss the effects of gender norms in very young adolescence and share an adaptable package […]

Showcasing the power of cognitive behavioral therapy at the intersection of mental health and family planning

Webinar

Postpartum depression impacts the health and well-being of new mothers, their infants, and their families and has a significant influence on family planning (FP) intentions. While depression and anxiety symptoms are associated with increased unmet need for FP and low contraceptive use postpartum, solutions promoting the integration of mental health into maternal, newborn, and child health services are scarce. Join Breakthrough ACTION to discuss promising results from a randomized controlled trial conducted in Ethiopia, demonstrating how cognitive behavioral therapy improved postpartum mental health and supported women in realizing their reproductive health intentions with implications more broadly for maternal, newborn, and […]

Social and Behavior Change 101: An Introduction hybrid course (Live session 1)

Virtual

This hybrid course enables program managers, donor organizations, and family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) practitioners to learn how social and behavior change (SBC) interventions can guide and amplify the effectiveness of FP/RH. A selected cohort of participants will gain a deeper understanding of the three steps of the SBC Flow Chart developed by Breakthrough ACTION: (1) Define, (2) Design and Test, and (3) Apply. With clear examples and short exercises, this course illustrates the importance of strategically designing SBC programs for FP/RH, including monitoring and evaluation. Live session 1: Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 8:00-9:30 am ET https://learning.breakthroughactionandresearch.org/courses/sbc-101-an-introduction-e-learning-course/

Social and Behavior Change 101: An Introduction hybrid course (Live session 2)

Virtual

This hybrid course enables program managers, donor organizations, and family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) practitioners to learn how social and behavior change (SBC) interventions can guide and amplify the effectiveness of FP/RH. A selected cohort of participants will gain a deeper understanding of the three steps of the SBC Flow Chart developed by Breakthrough ACTION: (1) Define, (2) Design and Test, and (3) Apply. With clear examples and short exercises, this course illustrates the importance of strategically designing SBC programs for FP/RH, including monitoring and evaluation. Live session 2: Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 8:00-9:30 am ET https://learning.breakthroughactionandresearch.org/courses/sbc-101-an-introduction-e-learning-course/

Know, Care, Do hybrid course (Live session 1)

Virtual

Engaging men and boys in family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) can improve their own lives and those of their intimate partners, families, and communities. Evidence shows that engaging men and boys in FP/SRH programs decreases unintended pregnancy, improves maternal health, reduces sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS, and advances gender equality (see Materials tab for references). Though progress has been made to engage men and boys more effectively in FP/SRH programs, most programs continue to do so in incomplete ways. This hybrid course is intended for program implementers who are working to increase and improve the […]

Audience Segmentation for Nutrition hybrid course (Live session 1)

Virtual

Social and behavior change (SBC) strategies are critical for addressing social and structural barriers, and encouraging positive behaviors around nutrition. SBC can foster increased utilization of health services, improved client-provider interactions, and improved dietary diversity, among other outcomes. To increase the effectiveness of SBC strategies, program planners must understand the intended audience(s) and the factors driving their behavior. Audience segmentation is a technique that divides a population into groups with similar characteristics related to a topic or behavior of interest, enabling a deeper understanding of the demographic factors, norms, and attitudes that enable or inhibit positive behavior change among each […]

Know, Care, Do hybrid course (Live session 2)

Virtual

Engaging men and boys in family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) can improve their own lives and those of their intimate partners, families, and communities. Evidence shows that engaging men and boys in FP/SRH programs decreases unintended pregnancy, improves maternal health, reduces sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS, and advances gender equality (see Materials tab for references). Though progress has been made to engage men and boys more effectively in FP/SRH programs, most programs continue to do so in incomplete ways. This hybrid course is intended for program implementers who are working to increase and improve the […]

Audience Segmentation for Nutrition hybrid course (Live session 2)

Virtual

Social and behavior change (SBC) strategies are critical for addressing social and structural barriers, and encouraging positive behaviors around nutrition. SBC can foster increased utilization of health services, improved client-provider interactions, and improved dietary diversity, among other outcomes. To increase the effectiveness of SBC strategies, program planners must understand the intended audience(s) and the factors driving their behavior. Audience segmentation is a technique that divides a population into groups with similar characteristics related to a topic or behavior of interest, enabling a deeper understanding of the demographic factors, norms, and attitudes that enable or inhibit positive behavior change among each […]