Social and behavior change communication

Reports

Grain Storage: Mercy Corps

In March and April 2014, SPRING conducted a rapid, participatory process review to document experience and learning from activities that are utilizing a common strategy to promote nutrition...

Women eating in the shade

This chapter of "Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia" focuses on the effectiveness of Social and...

Breastfeeding

This chapter of "Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia" reviews the effectiveness of social and...

Feeding a young child

This chapter of "Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia" focuses on the effectiveness of Social and...

Photo of a father holding his son outdoors

A focus group discussion (FGD) approach was selected to investigate social norms and perceptions about men’s market behavior in rural Bangladesh. The purpose of the focus group was to...

Series

woman holding baby

This review, part of a broader effort by SPRING to support governments and other stakeholders in their delivery of high impact nutrition practices, provides a summary of peer-reviewed...

Activities

Screenshot of Counseling Cards

The main purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the C-IYCF Counseling Package in improving IYCF behaviors in an environment supportive of its design, management, technical...

Events

Photo of women watching a video indoors

On December 17, 2013, SPRING hosted a webinar focused on the Digital Green community-led video approach, and how nutrition can be integrated into this unique agricultural extension

Technical Areas

Human behavior is complex—an array of complex factors influence people's everyday decisions to test, adopt, and ultimately internalize and sustain new or modified behaviors. SPRING embraces...

A2Z Resources

Minimum Package of Activities - Nutrition Module

The Minimum Package of Activities (MPA) is a tool that aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills of health center staff in Cambodia in regards to nutrition to improve the health of...

National Nutrition Program: Village Volunteer Nutrition Job Aid How to Help Mothers and Young Children Stay Healthy

This job aid, developed for village volunteers, includes information on a variety of nutrition practices for mothers and young children.

National Nutrition Program: Village Volunteer Micro-nutrient Module

This job aid, developed for village volunteers, includes information on a variety of nutrition practices for mothers and young children.

National Communication Strategy for the Promotion of Vitamin A in Cambodia, October 2008 – November 2010

Vitamin A deficiency is a serious public health problem among women and children in Cambodia.

Posters

Factors Influencing Home Garden Choices Related to Dietary Diversity in Bangladesh

The findings of this study suggest that women in Bangladesh value food production skills training as the single most important motivating factor for homestead production.

Community-Led Formative Research to Determine Priority Nutrition Behaviors for an Innovative Video Feasibility Study

The participatory nature of both the formative research and training served to strengthen the collaboration among the various community stakeholders, and many AWWs and ASHAs subsequently...

The Use of Participatory, Community-led Videos in India: Pushing New Buttons for Nutrition, Livelihoods, and Agriculture

This project highlights the potential of community video for fostering both social and individual behavior change with minimal technical input from external partners.

Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia

The findings of this review suggest the importance of promoting both broader social change and individual behavior change at all possible contact points.

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...