Empowering Communities to Fight Zika: Capacity Strengthening During the Zika Outbreak Response

Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

This success story outlines the role of Breakthrough ACTION’s capacity-strengthening activities as well as the importance of enhancing interpersonal communication skills of frontline workers to improve household uptake of Zika prevention behaviors. 

Household visits by frontline community workers were a cornerstone activity in the USAID-funded Zika response, which provided a unique communication opportunity between families and community workers. This document also highlights several useful resources created under the Breakthrough ACTION project, including a job aid to support frontline workers, a training of trainers guide on interpersonal successes, and lessons learned for USAID and partners in future outbreak responses.


Last Updated: 

April 13, 2020