Addressing Pregnancy Among AMA and HP Women: Follow-Up Discussion
This is a follow-up discussion from the May 25, 2016, webinar held by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) titled, “Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy’s (HTSP) Forgotten Audiences: Addressing Advanced Maternal Age (AMA) and Healthy Parity (HP) Pregnancies.”
To start off the discussion, here are some questions below:
- What did you like most about this webinar?
- What new things did you learn?
Encouraging LARC discussions among Providers and Youth
We are excited to share our new SBCC tools to encourage healthcare providers and youth to talk about LARCs.
The tools have been posted here on the HC3 website: http://healthcommcapacity.org/technical-areas/family-planning/long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-larcs/
Let us know what you think!
Springboard Page for FP INFOcus Discussion
Investing in Family Planning
The relationship between fertility and economic development is and often reciprocal, research in developing countries has shown that reducing fertility can yield economic benefits at the both household and national levels. Each dollar invested in family planning brings multiple benefits in terms of births averted and lives saved, making family planning an extremely cost-effective health intervention. International studies confirmed that family planning ranks among the most cost-effective of all health services, along with other basis and preventive health measures such as vaccinating children and preventing HIV/AIDS. For decades, research has shown that for a relatively modest investment, family planning saves lives. It is intuitive then that investing in family planning lifts families out of poverty.
We look forward to hearing more from population experts, researchers and practitioners.
SBCC for Family Planning
FP specific resources and activities discussions
- Addressing Pregnancy Among AMA and HP Women: Follow-Up Discussion,
- Family Planning in Mauritania (0, 0),
- La Communication pour le changement social et comportemental de la santé sexuell (0, 0),
- Men as More than Partners: Webinar Follow-up Discussion (2, 11),
- Strategic Communication for Hormonal Contraception and HIV (1, 5),
- Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC Implementation Kit (2, 7),
- Vasectomy, SBCC and Gender (2, 46)
User-centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-making in Nepal
Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative’s (HC3) Nepal team October 11-13 for an engaging three-day Springboard discussion about the HC3 Nepal program.
HC3 Nepal worked to increase modern family planning among two key groups in Nepal: young couples and marginalized populations. Youth are an increasingly vocal audience in Nepal. This is especially true for young married Nepali couples who want to reboot the existing traditions and family planning expectations to meet the demands of their modern lives. Recognizing this generational shift, the HC3 Smart Jeewan (Smart Life) program supported young married couples by equipping them to have their own conversations at home.
The HC3 Nepal team designed a user-driven, aspiration-based campaign that worked to generate interest, spark communication among peer groups, and spur positive action in Nepal. Through this three-day discussion on Springboard for Health Communication HC3 Nepal invites the online community to join a thoughtful reflection and discussion that touch on a number of questions, such as:
- How should programs build in a user-centered approach? Should all programs incorporate a user-centered approach?
- What activities lead to increased to social network communication?
- What is the communicative process? How can I use it to generate interest in health (as HC3 Nepal did for Family Planning)?
- What types of modern family planning do young couples in Nepal seek for themselves?
The HC3 Nepal team will act as moderators for the discussion and will be available to discuss details and share latest results from end of project research. Moderators include:
- Ron Hess, Chief of Party, HC3 Nepal
- Caroline Jacoby, Senior Program Officer
- Lindsey Leslie, Program Officer
- Zoe Hendrickson, Assistant Scientist
All Springboard discussion participants are encouraged to ask questions and share relevant stories and successes from their own work!
To learn more about HC3 Nepal before the discussion, see this overview: https://healthcommcapacity.org/where-we-work/nepal/