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Subject: About PATH's work > Encouraging healthy behaviors

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Designing Communication Strategies That Work: Implementing the SIM Process

This guide introduces a new approach to developing communication strategies at PATH. The SIM process—derived from strategy development, intervention redesign, and monitoring and evaluation—represents a first attempt to systematize three concurrent and interlinked strands of activity in the start-up phase of PATH communication-for-social-change projects. The SIM process is the result of learning from more than a decade of communication programming in the Kenya Country Program, refined and augmented through consultations with communications professionals in other PATH projects worldwide.

Author: Bingham A, Brawley M, Gopinath CY

Publication date: September 2009

Region: Global

Improving Nutrition for Mothers and Children

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project.

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Global

Sure Start: Helping Mothers and Newborns Thrive

Sure Start is an initiative intended to catalyze sustainable improvements in maternal and newborn health through effective community action in selected districts of Uttar Pradesh and urban sites of Maharashtra, India. The Sure Start project has been designed to complement and support the Government of India’s commitment to improving maternal and newborn health. This fact sheet gives an overall picture and progress of the project to date.

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Directions in Global Health (Volume 5, Issue 2)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health describes PATH's work on HIV/AIDS. Featured projects focus on implementing interactive communication techniques that promote healthier behaviors, strengthening health systems to address the dual epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis, protecting youth against HIV, challenging gender norms to reduce the spread of HIV, and advancing innovative technologies for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Publication date: August 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

PATH's Safe Water Project in Vietnam and Cambodia

Safe drinking water is essential to good health and quality of life. However, in resource-poor settings like Vietnam and Cambodia, water often comes from unsafe sources and carries dangerous pathogens. This fact sheet outlines the work that PATH is implementing in Vietnam and Cambodia to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain good-quality household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations.

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Asia

Directions in Global Health (Volume 3, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features five PATH projects: our collaboration with the World Health Organization on the Meningitis Vaccine Project; prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Ukraine; a small grants program that is catalyzing behavior change in Africa; the Inter-Act project, which is training truck drivers to slow the HIV epidemic in India; and an evaluation of neonatal resuscitators.

Author: PATH

Publication date: August 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

AMKENI: Engaging Communities in Coast and Western Provinces

This fact sheet describes PATH's work in behavioral change communication as part of AMKENI, a program of integrated family planning, reproductive health, and child survival services.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

APHIA Projects: Eastern and Nyanza Provinces

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on APHIA projects, focusing on HIV and AIDS service delivery, as well as broader reproductive health issues.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Asking Questions for IMPACT

This fact sheet describes PATH's behavior change communication work as part of the IMPACT project in Kenya.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Expanding Magnet Theater

This fact sheet describes PATH's work to bring magnet theater to Shikusa Juvenile Centre in Western Kenya.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Magnet Theater: Involving Audiences and Encouraging Change

This fact sheet describes PATH's work in community theater that entertains and educates, involving audience members in the action and encouraging sustained behavior change.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Reaching Youth Through Creative Media

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Nuru comic book and Kati Yetu radio drama series encouraging African youth make informed, healthy choices about relationships, dating, and sex.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Using Culture to Change Behavior

This fact sheet describes how the Culture and Health Program (CHAPS) uses a small grants program to catalyze local action.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Youth Exchange Network

This fact sheet describes work to share information and experiences among members of the Youth Exchange Network, a group of organizations working with youth in Nairobi slums.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Directions in Global Health (Volume 2, Issue 3)

The December 2005 issue of Directions in Global Health features five projects: PATH's Japanese encephalitis project, our collaboration with WHO on gender-based violence, a "lab-on-a-card" technology for detecting enteric disease, new HPV DNA tests for detecting cervical cancer, and an innovative behavior-change project that is helping prevent HIV in Eritrea.

Author: PATH

Publication date: December 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Evaluation of the Impact of Life-Planning Skills Training Among Senior High School Students in Shangcai County

These documents describe a study to evaluate the impact of sexual and reproductive health education using life-planning skills training among senior high school students in Shangcai, a county with high HIV prevalence in China. A full report is provided in English, with summaries in both English and Chinese.

Publication date: August 2005

Region: Asia

Impact of a Comprehensive Youth Reproductive Health Intervention Among Vocational Students in Shanghai

These documents report on a study to evaluate the impact of life-planning skills training, peer education, and youth-friendly services on the sexual and reproductive health knowledge and attitudes of vocational school students in China. A full report is provided in English, with summaries in both English and Chinese.

Publication date: June 2005

Region: Asia

Evaluation of the Impact of Life-Planning Skills Training in the Harbin City Education System

These documents report on a study to evaluate the impact of the ChinaYouth Reproductive Health Project implemented in Harbin City. The study included (1) documenting cooperation with the Education Bureau and institutionalization of life-planning skills (LPS) training in schools, (2) documenting the process of facilitator training, the effect of the training, and the role of trained facilitators in the project, and (3) assessing the impact of LPS education on school students. A full report is provided in English, with summaries in both English and Chinese.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Asia

Behavior Change Communication: Increasing Access to Safe Abortion in Nepal

This two-page fact sheet gives a brief overview of the behavior change communication (BCC) work PATH and its partners are doing to increase knowledge of and access to safe abortion in Nepal.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Bringing Youth and Adults Together to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Uganda

This case study describes the African Youth Alliance's youth-adult partnerships to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Uganda. It includes a description of PATH's behavior change communication intervention in association with the Making Positive Living Attractive to Youth (Ma-PLAY) group that leveraged adults' important role and young people's imagination, wisdom, and power to create a "culture of health" among Kampala's youth.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

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