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Resources

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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Nov 10, 2011

At the November 2011 APHA annual conference, Poster on gender attitudes and spousal communication on FPC-Change presented preliminary findings from an operations research study on couples of reproductive age in Tanzania. The Gender Equitable Men (GEM) Scale was used to analyze spousal communication and attitudes toward family planning (FP) decision-making.  Preliminary findings reveal that husbands and wives had similar scores, but only husbands' scores were significantly associated with gender-equitable attitudes toward FP decision-making.

 


Nov 10, 2011

Influence of spousal communication and gender attitudes on contraceptive use in TanzaniaFindings from the C-Change research in Tanzania on spousal communication and gender-equitable attitudes as predictors of contraceptive use were presented at the November 2011 APHA conference.  A baseline household survey was conducted and gender attitudes were measured using the Gender Equitable Men (GEM) Scale. Results showed that women’s scores were significant predictors of contraceptive use, but men’s scores were not.  While influencing men toward gender-equitable attitudes is worthwhile, it is women's gender attitudes that influence contraceptive use in this setting.


Nov 04, 2011

DRC-SBGBVpresentation.Nov2011This presentation delivered at the November 2011 APHA meeting describes a comprehensive approach to promote positive social and gender norms to prevent and mitigate school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) among students ages 10-14 in primary and secondary schools of Katanga Province in the DRC. This approach is based on a model of social and behavior change communication that utilizes advocacy, community and social mobilization, and behavior change communication strategies to change social and gender norms and promote actions by schools and communities to create a safer environment for young people.


Sep 28, 2011

Cover of C-Change Namibia's approach to participatory QI

C-Change/Namibia uses a participatory approach to improve the quality of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs and group sessions. The approach, used with organizations small to large, is detailed in two documents—one addresses HIV prevention and the other any health area. Both include two checklists and a recommendation form for use by quality improvement (QI) teams. The checklists are based on minimum quality standards for SBCC programs in three areas: planning and design, implementation of group sessions and other activities, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). A QI team employs these checklists during office visits and observational and support visits to group sessions, then comes to consensus on agreed-upon actionable recommendations on strengthening the SBCC program.
 

Jun 04, 2011

 Cover of report on KAPB among youth in Cross River and Kogi statesC-Change/Nigeria assessed and reported on the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices of more than 1,200 youth ages 10–24 in Cross River State and Kogi State. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews centered on youth lifestyles, risky behaviors, information and misconceptions about HIV, media habits, and recall of youth-focused HIV prevention messages and programs in the two states. The report makes note of risk factors that need to be addressed in communicating with youth about HIV and AIDS.

  


Jun 03, 2011

Global best practices in SBCC that address HIV prevention needs of MSM and sex workersThis report provides an overview of good and emerging SBCC responses in the US, Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Latin America to the HIV prevention needs of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM). The information is intended to inform the global knowledge base on effective SBCC strategies that address these populations and support program design in Jamaica and The Bahamas. C-Change will apply findings as it provides technical assistance in SBCC to government and civil society partners to improve the quality and reach of their programs to reduce the HIV risk of sex workers and MSM.

 


Apr 30, 2011

Malawi Guidelines for Family Planning CommunicationC-Change provided technical support to development of Malawi's Guidelines for Family Planning Communication. The guidelines were developed in a participatory process by the Task Force on Family Planning Communication, led by Malawi’s Health Education Unit. The document provides the framework for family planning communication programs in the country and supports the objective of the National Reproductive Health Strategy: to promote through informed choice, safer reproductive health practices by men, women, and young people, including increased use of high quality, accessible reproductive health services.

 

 


Apr 19, 2011

Kenya: Reproductive Health Communication Strategy Implementation GuideThis document provides the broad framework for communications that supports the implementation of Kenya’s National Reproductive Health (RH) Strategy. This implementation guide seeks to facilitate the coordinated and systematic roll-out of the strategy at all levels and to stimulate dialogue. The guide also seeks to build and sustain institutional and multisectoral support towards the achievement of the Government of Kenya’s reproductive health/family planning (RH/FP) goals, through advocacy, behaviour change, and social mobilization.

 


Apr 04, 2011

Albania success story-family planning

This success story highlights the result of an end-line survey that assessed the results of a C-Change peer education program for university students in Albania that promoted knowledge and use of modern contraceptive methods and C-Change's concurrent media campaign to promote family planning. The survey found that young men and women who went through the program were 1.7 times more likely to report use of MCM when compared to those not exposed to it, and that students exposed to both the peer education program and C-Change's TV campaign were four times more likely to identify three or more modern contraceptive methods than those not exposed.


Apr 01, 2011

At the Population Association of America 2011 annual conference, C-Change presented a poster on its research in Zambia on the effect of SBCC on gender norms and family planning uptake within an integrated FP/TB/HIV program. Preliminary results suggest positive effects of SBCC interventions among both HIV-infected and non-infected individuals.