Advocating for Social Marketing Programs to Local Stakeholders
Social marketing as a public health intervention has existed for several decades and is familiar to donors and governments in many countries. In some cases, it may be necessary to advocate for the intervention when its benefits and potential health impact are not well understood by local stakeholders.
This brief helps demonstrate the effectiveness of social marketing in increasing the use of health commodities by target populations, and in reaching national health goals. Although the brief focuses on USAID-supported family planning programs, many of the arguments used to advocate for the intervention are applicable to other health areas, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutrition, diarrhea prevention and treatment, and safe water.
- Moving the Needle on Health Behaviors
- Phases of Social Marketing
- MULTI-SBC: The Programmatic Aid for Multi-Sectoral Integration of SBC for FP Practitioners
- Gender-Responsive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Key Elements for Effective WASH Programming
- Advocating for Change for Adolescents’ Toolkit
- CDC’s Guiding Principles for Public-Private Partnerships: A Tool to Support Engagement to Achieve Public Health Goals
- FRP Guide to Stakeholder Engagement
- The Facilitation Primer
- GESI Toolkit
- Template for Stakeholder Engagement Plan
July 8, 2020