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April 2021

Generating Demand: Ways to Build Acceptance for COVID-19 Vaccines

April 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As of March 31, the international COVAX facility has shipped over 32 million COVID-19 vaccines to more than 70 countries. As the global collaboration intends to ship millions of more vaccines in the coming months, country-level public health officials must begin conducting social and behavior change (SBC) campaigns to promote the vaccine. Vaccines are one of the most effective public health measures to protect people from COVID-19 infection and to help return the world to normal. This makes a successful…

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May 2021

Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion Webinar: Social Group and Provider Behavior Change to Increase Demand for Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests

May 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How can research findings inform and improve social and behavior change (SBC) programs? What questions can SBC practitioners keep in mind to help sift through research, interpret publications, and apply lessons learned? Join Breakthrough ACTION for the sixth in a series of online guided discussions following a journal club format about malaria SBC evidence on Wednesday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EDT). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the…

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June 2021

Resources for examining the costs and cost-effectiveness of social and behavior change interventions for health

June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join Breakthrough RESEARCH and Breakthrough ACTION for a presentation and dialogue on the challenges implementers face and the tools that have been developed to assist with conducting social and behavior change (SBC) costing studies as well as where to find existing SBC costs and cost-effectiveness data. Breakthrough RESEARCH is working to build the evidence base on the costs and cost-effectiveness of SBC interventions for health. In this webinar, Breakthrough ACTION will discuss the challenges that implementers face in exploring…

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December 2021

Winner’s Showcase: 10 Lives, 10 Stories, One Message

December 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE In some parts of the world, youth, women, and families want to access family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services but cannot because they face barriers such as discrimination by providers, skepticism due to misinformation about side effects, and a lack of partner and family consent. Furthermore, youth are not sure where to get accurate information and may now know which of the adults and peers in their lives they can trust to help them. In 2021,…

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January 2022

Getting More Bang for Your Buck: Engaging Decision Makers for SBC Financing

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Are you interested in learning how to engage decision makers around financing? Social and behavior change (SBC) interventions are cost effective and have been demonstrated to improve health outcomes of populations, however, decision makers may under-appreciate and under-fund SBC because of gaps in understanding of its impact and how to cost SBC interventions. Engaging with decision makers is key to ensuring sustainable investments in SBC are made at all levels. Join us on January 27 for a live webinar that will…

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April 2022

Community Engagement Regional Master Training

April 25 - April 29
Monrovia, Liberia

Are you a facilitator who would like to become more familiar with participatory community engagement methodologies and how to scale them up? Would you like to expand your skills in community engagement design and implementation and participate in discussions on how community engagement fits within the broader SBC context? Then join the upcoming Breakthrough ACTION Community Engagement Regional Master Training in Monrovia, Liberia from April 25–29, 2022. After the training, Breakthrough ACTION will provide virtual mentoring and coaching to country…

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How Can SBC Programming Address Equity and Social Determinants of Health Considerations in FP/RH?

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

En français ci-dessous WEBINAR April 26, 2022 9:00–10:00 a.m. (EDT)   Family planning (FP) remains susceptible to inequities, and these inequities hinder access to FP information, services, and methods for women, men, and other gender-diverse people across socioeconomic statuses. Addressing social determinants of health is a primary approach to achieving health equity. If service providers and programs do not adequately consider and address the social determinants of health, individuals, couples, and families will not be able to anticipate and attain their…

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June 2022

Virtual Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop

June 6 - June 17

For the first time, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop is going virtual. From June 6 to 17, professionals working in social and behavior change around the world will have the opportunity to learn from the same distinguished faculty and staff who lead the in-person workshop but, this time, from the safety and comfort of a location of their choosing. Previous workshops were delayed due to COVID and, while travel restrictions are easing, international travel…

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SBC for Service Delivery Community of Practice: Welcoming New Members and Looking Ahead

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Since 2019, the Social and Behavior Change for Service Delivery Community of Practice has brought together professionals committed to improving the practice of integrating social and behavior change (SBC) across the reproductive health service continuum. Members have the opportunity to overcome the silos that separate SBC and service delivery professionals and be on the cutting edge of thinking to expand the impact of SBC for reproductive health service delivery programs. Together, the group has developed a shared agenda outlining priorities and…

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Social and Behavior Change Tools for Better Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programming

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Breakthrough ACTION will host a virtual share fair and workshop featuring social and behavior change (SBC) resources for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) that address three key programmatic challenges: Convincing stakeholders of the effectiveness of SBC and advocating for investment in SBC Encouraging male engagement in FP programs and addressing key barriers and drivers of their engagement Meeting the reproductive health needs of youth and improving youth-related contraceptive access and outcomes Taking place over two days, participants will have…

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