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How to Adapt SBCC Materials

A short guide to adapting social and behavior change communication (SBCC) materials with step-by-step instructions.

After completing this guide, users will:

HTSP Implementation Kit

The HTSP I-Kit is designed to help program managers address the risks of pregnancies among women aged 35 and older (of advanced maternal age, or AMA) and women having five or more births (high-parity, or HP) in their family planning or maternal and child health programs.

The I-Kit is divided into two parts:

Content Adaptation: TCI University Course

This course on the TCI University Toolkit website focuses on adapting program approaches and tools. It lists reasons why to use adaptation, benefits of adaptation, and outlines the steps in implementing an adapted program approach.

Adapting Proven Program Approaches and Tools

Content Adaptation: Case Study

Medical Aid Films is a nonprofit using film and innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world. In this brief article, Medical Aid Films Content Development Manager Josie Gallo describes a partnership project with GE Healthcare, which required the adaptation of 10-to-15-minute-films to new 5-minute versions, by essentially focusing on key concepts and simplifying level of detail. The films were also adapted to a southeast Asian context. Gallo shares details of the process and lessons learned.

#PHEVoices | Alem Mekonnen (video)

This two-minute and 30-second animated video is included in the Storytelling module as a storytelling example. It features Alem Mekonnen, an environmental and health advocate from Ethiopia, who talks about the moment she realized the intimate connection between people, health, and the environment.

International Condom Day "Condoms Are Cool" Flash Mob by Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (video)

This three-minute and 30-second video is included in the Storytelling module as an example of creative storytelling. On 13th February 2015, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, with support from AHF Uganda Cares, commemorated the International Condom Day 2015 with the theme #CondomAreCool. More 77,000 condoms were distributed during the "Because I Wrap It" Flash Mob at Ham Shopping Grounds along Nakivuubo place road in Kampala.

StoryCorps: Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes (audio)

This two-minute audio clip is included in the Storytelling module as a storytelling example. Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes are epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).They both volunteered to spend several weeks in Sierra Leone, responding to the Ebola outbreak there. When they returned to the U.S., they came to StoryCorps to talk about what they had seen.

Web Writing for Beginners: Top Ten Tips

This handout is useful in applying a range of KM approaches, particularly those that involve, web writing, publishing, and communication. What do people need to know when they start writing for the Web? Managing knowledge effectively includes putting knowledge and experience into forms that other people can find, absorb, and apply in their own work. A web page or blog post that is clearly written, scannable, and low in jargon will be more useful to more people.

Storytelling Resources

Family Planning Voices Storytelling Toolkit: K4Health and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices in 2015 to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. Since then, the FP Voices photoblog has featured hundreds of stories from family planning providers, implementers, donors, policymakers, advocates, and clients from more than 50 countries—and there are many stories left to tell.

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