The Resources library enables the user to search for publications produced by C-Change, including our country programs. For additional resources, tools, and communication materials produced by the C-Change project, visit C-Hub.
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This report describes an intervention project to test the hypothesis that the promotion of gender equity in the context of sexual and reproductive health will contribute to gender-equitable attitudes and strengthen the practice of family planning. A short-duration communication intervention in rural Guatemala was designed to influence inequitable gender norms that constrain the practice of family planning. The study found that the intervention had a significant effect in changing both men’s and women’s inegalitarian gender attitudes. The effect in strengthening knowledge of contraceptives was also significant and the effect on contraceptive use was suggestive but not statistically significant.
This manual was designed to help facilitators lead a series of discussion exercises in rural communities with couples ages 18–35 in Tanzania to increase their use of modern contraception, improve couple communication about sex and family planning, and promote gender-equitable attitudes. The sessions were launched in January 2011.
The C-Bulletins were developed by C-Change for communication practitioners who develop and adapt SBCC materials and activities for audiences with lower literacy skills. Each bulletin offers practical, how-to assistance and a list of additional resources.
C-Bulletin topics drew on the field experiences of C-Change professionals and partners who created and adapted materials and activities for audiences with lower literacy skills. The bulletins respond to the limited information available on issues, such as whether readability formulas work for local languages, how interactivity relates to literacy, and how audiences with lower literacy skills can be mobilized to identify and advocate for local solutions to local problems.
While the 10 C-Bulletins and the Introduction focus on the health sector, their advice and approaches are applicable to other sectors. They complement the C-Modules, a systematic, step-by-step process for SBCC programs.
- Understanding Literacy, How Adults Learn, and What This Means for SBCC Practitioners
- SBCC Material and Activity Formats for Audiences with Lower Literacy Skills
- Developing a Creative Brief
- Using the Participatory Processes to Develop SBCC Materials
- Writing Text to Reach Audiences with Lower Literacy Skills
- Visual and Web Design for Audiences with Lower Literacy Skills
- Working with a Creative Team
- Testing SBCC Materials
- Conducting a Stakeholder Review
- Adapting Materials for Audiences with Lower Literacy Skills
This case study focuses on the community dialogue program that C-Change implemented in Lesotho to reduce the prevalence of concurrency using the theories and practice of social and behavioral change communication (SBCC). Titled Relationships: Intimacy Without Risk, C-Change worked with existing community groups to engage adult community members and couples in open dialogue to raise awareness of concurrency, address key factors that perpetuate these relationships, and encourage positive and responsible sexual behavior. The curricula, in English and Sesotho developed for the intervention and also titled Relationships:Intimacy Without Risk, is available for download from C-Hub.
The Strategic Framework for Malaria Communication at the Country Level 2012-2017 is the work of several stakeholders and partners working to better integrate communication into malaria control and chart out a research, implementation and evaluation agenda for the next five years. They include: President’s Malaria Initiative, FHI360/C-Change Project, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Malaria No More, Population Services International, and UNICEF.
The Strategic Framework outlines priorities for strengthening country capacity and program strategies and sharing evidence-based communication best practice, and places communication high on the agendas of malaria policy makers and national malaria control strategies to ultimately eradicate malaria.
This report summarized results of the 2010 baseline and 2012 follow-up surveys in Peru conducted under Democracia Activa-Perú (DAP), a C-Change/Peru-implemented activity which engaged Peruvians, particularly 18 to 35 year olds, in democratic political participation including voting, and centered on the 2011 national election.
C-Change technical staff presented five posters at the AIDS 2012 conference on four studies in Jamaica and one study in South Africa and Namibia. Poster titles are listed below. Details about each study can be accessed by clicking the poster title. (The poster can be downloaded by clicking its associated image after you have clicked the title.)
This publication from C-Change and WASHplus outlines quick, easy ways to integrate sanitation into PEPFAR programs for people living with HIV and AIDS and the rationale for doing so. Designed for PEPFAR managers, government/ministry of health staff, country program managers, and health workers, the report offers guidelines and tools, examples of how countries have integrated sanitation into their HIV programming, and a suggested list of in-country partners.