Welcome to SBC Learning Central

Breakthrough ACTION developed SBC Learning Central to provide public health professionals with foundational knowledge and skills to incorporate new social and behavior change (SBC) methodologies into their work. The online courses and toolkits include courses developed by Breakthrough ACTION and by Breakthrough RESEARCH and aim to increase SBC knowledge across a variety of health topics. Our goal is to help institutionalize SBC approaches and create a critical mass of skilled SBC practitioners and supportive decision makers worldwide.

SBC Learning Central offers self-paced online courses and toolkits to:

  • Provide useful, timely, and convenient opportunities for SBC continuing education.
  • Serve as a practical resource for increasing SBC knowledge in novice learners and seasoned professionals alike.
  • Present new content on how to apply SBC to key public health topics, including sexual and reproductive health, malaria, nutrition, and emergency outbreaks, such as COVID-19.

Flexible Learning Programs

Registration is easy and free. Most online courses are available in English and French. Each course is authored by subject matter experts, is highly focused, and can be completed in about one to two hours. Learners can return to a course at any time to pick up where they left off. A “Taking Notes” feature allows you to save notes to your profile for future reference. Course materials are also often available for download for further study. Finally, learners who score 80% or higher on the posttest and complete the course feedback form will earn a certificate of completion.

Blended Online Learning

To reinforce and enhance online courses, Breakthrough ACTION offers blended learning courses that combine asynchronous lessons with participation in virtual, synchronous discussions with course authors and peers. These blended learning opportunities include live office hours, question and answer sessions, project planning support, and “deep dives” during which course content is applied to practical exercises.

By the numbers

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55 courses

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4,968 registered users

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5,532 earned certificates

Getting Started

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to begin exploring the site. If you do not find the answer to your question(s), please contact us. We are here to help!