Informing social and behavior change programs using social media monitoring & listening (in English)

PHOTO CREDIT: ©Merci Mon Héros   Please join the Breakthrough ACTION and Breakthrough RESEARCH projects for a discussion on informing social and behavior change (SBC) programs using social media monitoring and listening. During…

First-time parents and young married couples: A neglected window of opportunity for family planning programs

Written by: Melanie Yahner, Advisor, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Save the Children Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…

When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

Written by: Elizabeth McElwee, Senior Associate, and Emily Zimmerman, Managing Director, ideas42 Thanks to global efforts, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services have made great strides. However, many people still do not…

New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Are you looking for peer-reviewed literature that shows what works in social and behavior change (SBC)? Do you need evidence to back up your advocacy work for greater investment in SBC? Or maybe…

Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective use of health…

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…