HC3 in Action: What We Learned

Author: The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative | October 19, 2017

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) implemented evidence-driven solutions, transforming the field of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and gaining a wealth of knowledge along the way.

The HC3 in Action series documents and synthesizes HC3's experiences and lessons learned on topics that cut across the project's diverse portfolio of activities. Each brief draws from HC3's work in 34 countries, as well as initiatives, tools and resources developed at the global level.

This brief describes key examples, actions and resources for each phase of a public health emergency. These examples of HC3's work in emergencies informed the development of the SBCC Emergency Helix, a programmatic framework for integrating SBCC throughout a public health emergency.


HC3 developed tools that can be adapted by program managers to ensure SBCC programming for youth is based on evidence and strategic principles. This brief describes steps, resources and results from initiatives that improved sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth and adolescents.


SBCC systems are the connective tissue that link and support organizations and individuals. This technical brief describes the components of an effective SBCC system and provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to illustrate the components in action.


HC3 has taken the lead in aligning social and behavior change (SBC) and service delivery partners by developing resources for understanding and using strategic communication along the service delivery continuum. This brief describes HC3's experiences and resources for enhancing family planning service delivery.


Engaging men and boys is important for achieving and maintaining an AIDS-free generation, increasing demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and realizing a malaria-free world. This brief describes examples, promising approaches and resources for engaging men and boys as clients, partners and agents of change.


See All HC3 in Action Briefs

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