Community Conversation Guide- A Job Aid for Community Health Assistants in Liberia

The Community Conversation job aid is a tool that enables community health assistants (CHAs) to spark dialogue around critical health issues. Through guided storytelling, CHAs introduce important health information in a memorable way. The Community Conversation approach encourages action by strengthening the linkage to the health system and highlighting key services that community members can use to improve their health status. The stories also encourage ownership of community health interventions, local resource mobilization, and community feedback.

Last modified: May 2, 2024

Language: English

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Communication During Hospitalization

This resource is a job aid created by Breakthrough RESEARCH for a study in Kenya that tested a set of interventions that promote a positive experience of care for hospitalized newborns and young children 0-24 months and their parents in Kenya. This wall chart was posted in facilities as a guide for provider-parent communication.

Last modified: February 14, 2024

Language: English

Source: Breakthrough RESEARCH

Year of Publication: 2022

Parents’ Emotional Wellness: Reduce Distress, Emotional Support, and Partnership (DEP) Guide for supporting parents during a young child’s illness

This job aid was created by Breakthrough RESEARCH for a study in Kenya that tested a set of interventions that promote a positive experience of care for hospitalized newborns and young children 0-24 months and their parents in Kenya. This poster summarizes the Distress Recognition, Emotional Support, and Partnership (DEP) Guide which assisted providers in i) identifying sources of anxiety, worries, fears, and concern; ii) providing emotional support, and iii) engaging with parents and family to mitigate stressors, including bereavement.

Last modified: February 14, 2024

Language: English

Source: Breakthrough RESEARCH

Year of Publication: 2022

Stopping Dog Bites Helps Stop Rabies

In Sierra Leone, rabies is among the most highly prioritized zoonotic diseases responsible for hundreds of deaths per year. As access to vaccines and therapeutics remains a challenge, and as the majority of rabies cases are caused by dog bites, Breakthrough ACTION developed a social and behavior change campaign “Stopping Dog Bites Helps Stop Rabies”. The dog bites and rabies campaign was developed in close collaboration with the One Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) technical working group (TWG) and featured a campaign song, two radio spots, a job aid for providers, a reminder card to be used by for community engagement by community health workers and community animal health workers, and a poster for community members.

Since 2019, Breakthrough ACTION has conducted three rounds of dog bites and rabies campaigns in Kenema, Western Area Urban, and Moyamba and Western Area Rural, where the campaign reached 109,000 individuals, 350,456 individuals, and 105,265 individuals, respectively. The dog bites and rabies campaign trained 914 community mobilizers to conduct house-to-house visits and outreach to schools, colleges, healthcare facilities, markets, and parks. In addition to reaching community members with messages about key prevention behaviors related to dog bites, the campaign also prompted multiple communities to take action by establishing bylaws to decrease exposure to dog bites and rabies (i.e., bylaws around responsible dog ownership).

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Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: November 21, 2023

How to Use Chlorhexidine Job Aid

This one page job aid is an instructional sheet developed in pictorial format inorder to instruct healthworkers about how to apply CHX on the umbilical cords of newborns.

SI Research & Training Institute, Inc./Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program Nepal (JSI/CNCP) is funded as a part of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development through USAID. Chlorhexidine for cord care is implemented both at health facility and community through out Nepal by September 2017.

Source: FHI 360, Permission taken from Nepal government

Date of Publication: November 5, 2021

Community IPC Guide – Malaria

This is a flipchart designed to aid Community Volunteers (CVs) in facilitating discussions around malaria appropriate behaviors during community dialogue sessions. There are versions for Nasarawa, Benue, Akwa Ibom, Kebbi & Zamfara.

It includes information about:

  • What is Malaria
  • Malaria signs and symptoms
  • People at risk
  • Severe malaria
  • Malaria in pregnancy
  • Prevention of malaria
  • Environmental management
  • Testing
  • Treatment

The flipchart was used to interact with over 4 million individuals.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 25, 2021

Suaahara Nepal Project

Suaahara was an integrated nutrition project (2011-2016) that worked in 41 underserved districts in Nepal to improve the health and well-being of the Nepali people by focusing on the nutritional status of women and children under the age of two years. CCP partnered with Save the Children; Helen Keller International; Jhpiego; Nepali Technical Assistance Group; Nepal Water for Health; and the Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Service.

Suaahara means good nutrition, or “a good balanced diet is the strong foundation protecting our lives.” As part of the implementing team, CCP supported strategic social and behavior change communication initiatives that build on this message and model behavior change to lead to improved maternal, infant and child nutrition.

In close coordination with Nepal government, the team created Bhanchhin Aama (Mother knows best), which served as the basis for a campaign for mass and community media. Bhanchhin Aama is a trusted, knowledgeable friendly mother-in-law character who models and promotes positive behavior change.

Project products included:

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: June 29, 2021

COVID 19 Contact Tracing Materials

These materials were created for contact tracers in the Philippines to use as reference materials when visiting the homes of people exposed to COVID-19 and to leave with households.

The materials are based on formative research that found that citizens did not understand the purpose or importance of contact tracing and how it could protect their health and the health of their families. The materials also give contact tracers the information and confidence they need to approach people who may be fearful of their visit. The package includes household card, job aids, and social media cards.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, USAID

Date of Publication: March 17, 2021