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The Self-Care Tools for Building a Better Tomorrow

Written by Kasey Henderson, Advocacy Coordinator, Population Services International, and Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, our daily habits have had to shift in response.…

Informing Social and Behavior Change Programs Using Social Listening and Social Monitoring

This brief (English and French) offers practical guidance on how to use social listening as a tool to inform social and behavior change (SBC) programs. It is intended for global and regional SBC program implementers, evaluators, and donors in…

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…
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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, Breakthrough ACTION Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…
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When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

Written by: Elizabeth McElwee, Senior Associate, and Emily Zimmerman, ideas42 Managing Director, Breakthrough ACTION Thanks to global efforts, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services have made great strides. However, many people…
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New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION 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…
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Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION 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…