Springboard for Health Communication is an online space for sharing health communication knowledge, experiences and resources. It connects communities of health communication practitioners, scholars and policymakers. Members can start and participate in discussions, learn from webinars and join online communities of practice. They tap into existing expertise and resources, develop their own health communication capacity, and discover or contribute innovative solutions. With an in-person, face-to-face component, Springboard helps to facilitate networking events at the country or regional level. By using the power of new technologies, it extends and enhances in-person experiences.
Its members come from across the globe, at all levels of knowledge and expertise. They are individuals and organizations involved or interested in health communication from lower- and middle-income countries, including anyone involved in public health—non-governmental and faith-based organizations; local, national and regional government officials; universities and research institutions; and private sector firms that help implement health communication projects with services such as design, advertising, technology or media.
Springboard is supported by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a five-year, global project funded by USAID, and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health, NetHope, Population Services International and Internews.