Social and behavior change communication

Briefs

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We developed this brief, which explores SPRING’s work in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as a companion brief on our work in Ghana for designers and implementers of multi-sectoral nutrition...

Location: Kyrgyz Republic
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In this slide document, we present findings from a fourth round of data collection completed in May 2017 in Niger to measure the sustained effect of the community video activities. The...

Location: Niger
A man sits at a desk in a radio station. He is broadcasting.

Starting in 2016, SPRING partnered with six local radio stations to produce and air 60-second spots on high-impact nutrition and hygiene practices.

Location: Senegal

News

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SPRING presented at the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Group Meeting on six years of work highlighting gender equity for improved nutrition.

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The SPRING project worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop this guideline to help countries adopt and adapt evidence-informed interventions and improve adolescent...

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In collaboration with UNICEF and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package in...

Image featuring icons accompanying the text: Planning and implementation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package, Skills and knowledge of health workers and community volunteers, maternal knowledge, attitudes and practices, and factors that enable or limit impact of the C-IYCF Counselling Package.

On January 31st, 2018 SPRING staff and consultant, on behalf of the study team, shared the findings from the evaluation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package in Nigeria with partners at the...

A graphic representation of a woman cleaning a yard of animal feces, disposing of the feces responsibly, and washing her hands with a tippy tap.

SPRING co-facilitated a session on implementation science with GAIN and the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition at GWU’s Global Health MiniU in September 2017.

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Key stakeholders explore SPRING’s newest training, Accelerating Behavior Change for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture.

Chargé d'Affaires Alan Meltzer discusses SPRING’s community approach with project staff and volunteers before the household visit.

Chargé d’Affaires Alan Meltzer observed SPRING activities in Jan-Bulak village where he joined a home visit with a community volunteer to discuss important nutrition topics with a young...

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Key participants of the Micronutrient Powders Consultation wrote a series of three articles to discuss and elevate the literature on micronutrient powder implementation research.

Photo: SPRING/Senegal’s Agriculture/Markets Officer, Mamadou Ba, holds up a photo of one of the cereal processing units that SPRING helped install in communities.

SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies in Kaolack and in Dakar to showcase 18 months of implementation in the areas of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, SBCC, gender, and WASH.

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This workshop provided guidance on developing high-quality visuals for partner organizations in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Videos

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

Animated image taken from the video showing a happy family outside their clean latrine and tap.

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

Image from the video showing two animated figures cleaning a latrine.

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

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This video highlights learning and experience from SPRING's diverse community media portfolio through four key principles with examples of each principle in action, using various types of...

Galleries

Photo of two women writing notes at a table: The study team presented the implementation process, environmental and contextual factors that enabled and limited success of the Package, outcomes from training health workers and community volunteers in the Package, and impact on maternal knowledge, attitudes, and practices.

In collaboration with UNICEF and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package

The video development team watches as a neighbor explains benefits of poultry raising for the family, “Small scale poultry farming at home can be beneficial for you and it can meet your short term financial needs.” Photo credit: Sarah Hogan, 2017

Under the UPAVAN project, SPRING and Digital Green create community videos promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices in Odisha, India. This community video shows neighbors...

Photo: SPRING/Senegal nutrition advisor, Mariam Sy, speaks to guests about SPRING’s accomplishments in nutrition, gender and hygiene at one of the stands set up to showcase project achievements.

SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies to mark the end of 18 months of implementation – one in Kaolack and one in Dakar. Both ceremonies showcased the project’s work in nutrition...

Reports

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The overall goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling Package when implemented at scale where the government was...

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By combining the power of traditional storytelling with low-cost technology, the SPRING project and Digital Green (DG) have developed a community video social and behavior change (SBC)...

Cover photo: a woman holding her child sits on a bench talking with a man holding a pen and paper.

SPRING, in collaboration with staff from HKI Sierra Leone, conducted four Barrier Analysis (BA) surveys in fifteen communities across three chiefdoms in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone to...

Cover photo: a mother in Sierra Leone bending down, carrying her infant child on her back as she uses a tippy-tap to wash her hands

The SPRING project, together with Helen Keller International (HKI), recently used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs), a qualitative research methodology, to design social and behavior...

Cover photo: a group of several mothers and their children gathered outside by a tree. Photo by Souleymane Ouattara, Jade Video Production.

The SPRING project introduced a community media approach in Burkina Faso in February 2016 to reduce undernutrition. The goal of the SPRING pilot intervention in Burkina Faso was to...

Job Aids and Tools

Front cover [title] Photo-to-Illustration Guide A Resource for the Development of Health Communication Visual Materials [cover illustration] Foreground: a collage of nine illustrations of mothers with their children or by themselves. "USAID." SPRING logo”

This Photo-to-Illustration (PTI) Guide highlights a specific technique for creating high-quality illustrations through a process involving tracing a reference photograph and then scanning...

Training Materials

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This guide is designed to be used with a mother-to-mother support group over the course of nine meetings.

Success Stories

Photograph of several women and men looking at notes posted on a large bulletin board and having a discussion. Caption: "CHAIN partners reflect on joint activities they developed during a November 2016 workshop."

SPRING worked with USAID | Rwanda to develop collaboration goals among CHAIN partners and prepared an analysis of the 11 partners’ existing work and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)...

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

The 2018 SBCC Summit highlights the essential role SBCC plays in catalyzing change and making progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the conference will be hosted in...

This guide reports on the learning that has emerged from the Transform Nutrition consortium's research examining the potential of the social protection and agriculture sectors in Bangladesh...

This technical brief provides an overview of community SBCC and triggering on positive nutrition and hygiene behaviours. It summarises some key insights and findings from Sustainable...

This webinar held on September 25, 2017, provided an overview of key considerations when designing, implementing, and evaluating integrated social and behavior change communication (SBCC)...

This ACDI/VOCA webinar focused on the influence of social and behavior change research in the market systems context, utilizing case studies to demonstrate its significance. One case study...

CORE Group will host the Spring 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference, Integrated Approaches: The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Key to Community Health, on April 20 – 21, 2017 in...

Secure Nutrition and the World Bank Group hosted author and IFPRI Senior Researcher Dr. Harold Alderman to outline the logic for prioritizing nutrition-sensitive programs in the current...

Holly McKee, of Bioanalyt, tells of her experience supporting data collection to evaluate Helen Keller International’s Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) program in Indonesia. The...

This study examines the feasibility of delivering maternal, infant, and young child nutrition behavior change communication through an innovative agricultural extension program serving...

Positive monitoring reports and feedback from Ghana indicate that the School Meals Planner Package tool can be adapted for other countries to meet context-specific needs. The package...

The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a resource to help USAID missions and implementers design interventions for the domains of empowerment...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative’s SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit), includes a step by step approach to integrate gender into an existing SBCC strategy or marketing kit. It is...

World Bank’s SecureNutrition Platform convened a panel of five World Bank social protection projects in a seminar to discuss how they are incorporating social behavior change communication...

This SPRING webinar explored biofortification, with a focus on implementation and incorporating it into development projects. HarvestPlus experts explained their implementation process,...

The ENGINE Project has launched a YouTube channel, with videos detailing its programs and explaining some of the outcomes of their nutrition-specific interventions, homestead gardening...

A program involving agriculture, nutrition, and health behavior change communication (BCC) is shown to improve child health and nutrition outcomes. This study reveals that an integrated...

This event featured the CARE Pathways Program’s gender integration framework, and focused on how agriculture programs can apply the framework within their own projects. Event resources...

The April Ag2Nut community call featured two new toolkits from CARE and Land O'Lakes for gender in agriculture, food security, and nutrition. The event explored new thinking in this...

The document serves as a simple guide on how the overall ENA framework is conceived to incorporate nutrition into all available contact opportunities in the health sector and beyond, how to...