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Is Better Measurement the Key to Increased Investment in Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning in Francophone West Africa?

Written by: Liselle Yorke and Leanne Dougherty Access and demand are crucial levers in family planning programming but “understanding how these two are linked and when each should be prioritized is difficult,” note Michelle Weinberger,…

Message Framework for Advocating for SBC in Family Planning Programs Now Updated!

Written by: Beth Mallalieu, Senior Program Officer Breakthrough ACTION recently updated its “Message Framework for Advocating for Social and Behavior Change in Family Planning Programs” to include new evidence and supporting points to…

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…

New Breakthrough ACTION Resource: Social and Behavior Change Checklist for Costed Implementation Plans

Written by: Jvania Cabiness, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer II Well-planned, well-funded, and effectively implemented social and behavior change (SBC) initiatives are critical to fulfilling Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) pledges. Breakthrough…
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New Advocacy Tool Offers Guidance and Opportunity for Exchange in Male Engagement in Family Planning

Written by: Erin Portillo, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer II In family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs around the world, there is growing attention to the association between gender inequalities and health outcomes…

Social and Behavior Change for Postpartum Family Planning

Written by: Cori Fordham, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Offering modern contraception as part of maternal health services has been shown to increase postpartum contraceptive use, as well as to prevent unintended pregnancies and pregnancies…

Addressing Provider’s Perspectives and Barriers through Social and Behavior Change Approaches

Written by: Jvani Cabiness, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Many factors are linked to the underutilization of modern contraception. For example, a service provider’s opinions, biases, attitudes, behaviors, capacity, skills, and working…

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