Applying Segmentation to SBC in Family Planning

This course will provide insight into how segmentation can be a valuable asset in implementing social and behavior change programming within family planning and other health areas. The course will provide a brief overview on how segmentation is completed and more extensive content on how to apply the results to programming. The student will complete the course with a greater appreciation for the value of segmentation, and how it could help their own organization’s efforts.

Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Program Monitoring

Successful Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programs depend on careful and consistent monitoring. Monitoring is an ongoing process to ensure that an SBC program is on track to achieve its goals and objectives. When SBC program situations change, as they almost always do, monitoring can enable program activities to adapt to the new circumstances and identify how well they adapt.

The SBC Program Monitoring course will provide learners with a foundation in monitoring for any type of programmatic intervention. The course is part of a comprehensive learning suite that includes a collection of resources to assist program staff to monitor their SBC programs by drawing upon proven tools and case studies. The course will equip learners to design their monitoring strategy.

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Evidence-based Malaria SBCC: From Theory to Program Evaluation

The objective of this eLearning series is to provide an overview on how to use data and information to make SBCC interventions more robust with a focus on malaria. This includes strategies to encourage the long-term adoption of specific behaviors related to malaria prevention, such as sleeping under a net and prescribing ACTs, for various target audiences, pregnant women, providers, and children under 5, for example.  

If you are interested in how to make your malaria prevention SBCC program stronger or more robust or improve your ability to measure the outcomes of your SBCC program, then take this course, which consists of 5 modules. 

Module 1: Telling Stories About Behavior: Theory As Narrative is presented by Dr. Doug Storey and will introduce participants to some of the basic theories used in social and behavior change communication, using examples specific to malaria. 

Module 2: Formative Research for SBCC: Do You Know Your Audience? is presented by Dr. Michelle R. Kaufman and will introduce participants to the basics of formative research for informing SBCC programs, using examples specific to malaria. 

Module 3: Pre-testing: A Critical Step to Ensuring SBCC Effectiveness is presented by Dr. Rupali Limaye and will introduce participants to the critical steps in pre-testing SBCC interventions, using examples specific to malaria. 

Module 4: Monitoring Malaria SBCC Interventions is presented by Hannah Koenker, MPH, and will introduce participants to various approaches and indicators for monitoring malaria SBCC activities. 

Module 5: Evaluating Social and Behavior Change Communication is presented by Dr. Marc Boulay and will introduce participants to techniques for evaluating and attributing causality to SBCC interventions, using examples specific to malaria.