Community Health Worker Malaria Social and Behaviour Change Toolkit

The Community Health Worker Malaria Social and Behavior Change Toolkit, developed by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria Social and Behaviour Change Working Group in collaboration with Breakthrough ACTION, provides high-level guidance to incorporate social and behavior change (SBC) content into community health worker (CHW) training and materials. It is designed to be adapted by national malaria programs, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. It is not a training guide or a training manual for CHWs; rather, the content of this toolkit can be added to CHW training to cover essential aspects of SBC for malaria and enhance the work of CHWs. The individual modules in this toolkit can be used selectively for specific circumstances or adapted to meet country or regional needs.


The toolkit provides CHW trainers with resources to help CHWs:

  1. Distinguish between social and behavior change (SBC) and social and behavior change communication.
  2. Identify behavioral factors and their roles in influencing malaria behaviors among community members.
  3. Identify and integrate SBC approaches into regular community activities to strengthen the uptake and maintenance of malaria prevention and treatment behaviors.
  4. Understand how to use monitoring and supportive supervision data to improve the quality of care.

La boîte à outils pour le changement social et comportemental des agents de santé communautaires, développée par le groupe de travail sur le changement social et de comportement du Partenariat RBM pour en finir avec le paludisme en collaboration avec Breakthrough ACTION, fournit des conseils de haut niveau pour intégrer le contenu du changement social et de comportement (CSC) dans la formation et le matériel des agents de santé communautaires (ASC). Il est conçu pour être adapté par les programmes nationaux de lutte contre le paludisme, les partenaires de mise en œuvre et les autres parties prenantes. Il ne s’agit pas d’un guide ou d’un manuel de formation pour les ASC. Le contenu de cette boîte à outils peut être ajouté à la formation des ASC afin de couvrir les aspects essentiels du CSC en matière de paludisme et d’améliorer le travail des ASC. Les différents modules de cette boîte à outils peuvent être utilisés de manière sélective dans des circonstances spécifiques ou adaptés pour répondre aux besoins d’un pays ou d’une région.


La boîte à outils fournit aux formateurs d’ASC des ressources pour aider les ASC à:

  1. A faire la distinction entre le changement social et de comportement (CSC) et la communication pour le changement social et de comportement.
  2. Identifier les facteurs comportementaux et leur rôle dans l’influence des comportements liés au paludisme parmi les membres de la communauté
  3. Identifier et intégrer les approches CSC dans les activités communautaires régulières afin de renforcer l’adoption et le maintien des comportements de prévention et de traitement du paludisme.
  4. Comprendre comment utiliser les données de suivi et de supervision pour améliorer la qualité des soins.

Last modified: April 17, 2024

Language: English

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2024

Communicating on Climate Change and Health: Toolkit for Health Professionals

While climate change is a big threat to health, implementing solutions to address climate change presents a huge opportunity to promote better health and protect people from climate-sensitive diseases. Communicating the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions is both necessary and helpful. Health professionals are well-placed to play a unique role in helping their communities understand climate change, protect themselves, and realize the health benefits of climate solutions. This toolkit aims to help health professionals effectively communicate about climate change and health.

Last modified: March 28, 2024

Language: English

Source: World Health Organization

Year of Publication: 2024

Humanitarian Health Quality of Care Toolkit

This toolkit aims to assist humanitarian health field staff in measuring quality of care in humanitarian health programs to inform quality improvement activities and includes operational guidance for each tool. It can be used in all areas of essential health care as defined by the SPHERE guidelines, including communicable diseases, child health, sexual and reproductive health, injury and trauma care, mental health, non-communicable diseases, and palliative care.

Last modified: February 19, 2024

Language: English

Source: FHI 360

Year of Publication: 2022

Responsive Care and Early Learning (RCEL) Addendum Resource Collection

The RCEL Addendum is a global package that gives programs the flexibility to adapt the materials to different country contexts and audiences by adjusting the content and delivery modalities. It can be added or integrated into existing child health, nutrition, or infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counseling packages, including UNICEF’s Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package, which is the model for the RCEL Addendum.

Last modified: January 2, 2024

Language: English

Source: USAID Advancing Nutrition

Year of Publication: 2023

Promoting Vaccination: A Toolkit for Collaborating with Faith Communities

This toolkit is designed to equip faith actors and related stakeholders—such as Ministries of Health, medical and scientific bodies, and non-profit organizations that partner with or work alongside faith actors—with the information and tools needed to raise awareness, reduce misinformation, and address barriers that prevent faith communities in particular from engaging in vaccination. It includes information on theological dimensions of vaccination, holding discussions on vaccination, messaging on social media, holding inter-faith discussion forums on vaccine promotion, organizing harmonized inter-faith vaccine campaigns, and engaging with faith-based scientific technical bodies. Ultimately, this toolkit is intended to promote innovative partnerships that drive vaccine acceptance and uptake and to inspire increased strategic discussion and investment among stakeholders in the vaccine space.

यह टूलकिट धार्मिक/आस्थावान प्रभावीजनों तथा सम्बंधित स्टेकहोल्डर्स यथा – स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय, चिकित्स्कीय एवं वैज्ञानिक संस्थानों, टीकाकरण पर व धार्मिक समुदायों के साथ कार्यरत समाज सेवी संस्थाओं के उपयोग के लिए बनायी गयी है ताकि टीकाकरण के प्रति जागरूकता बढ़ाने , भ्रांन्तियों को कम करने, व टीकाकरण के प्रति अविश्वास /संकोच को कम करने में इस टूलकिट में दी गयी जानकारियों का प्रयोग किया जा सके। इस टूलकिट का व्यक्तिगत और संगठन /संस्थानिक स्तर पर टीकाकरण के उपयोग को बढ़ाने के लिए प्रयोग किया जा सकता है। इस टूलकिट में टीकाकरण सम्बन्धी धार्मिक आयाम, टीकाकरण पर परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, सोशल मीडिया पर सन्देश प्रसारित करना, टीकों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए अंतर्धार्मिक परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, संगतपूर्ण अन्तर्धार्मिक टीकाकरण अभियान आयोजित करना तथा धर्म /आस्था आधारित वैज्ञानिक तकनीकि संस्थाए /निकायों को जोड़ने सम्बन्धी विषयों को समाहित किया गया है। मुख्य रूप से इस टूलकिट का प्रमुख उद्देश्य टीकों की स्वीकार्यता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए नवाचार युक्त सहभागिता को प्रोत्साहित करना तथा टीकाकरण के क्षेत्र में रणनीतिक परिचर्चाओं तथा निवेश को प्रोत्साहित करना है।

Last modified: December 4, 2023

Language: English, Hindi

Source: Christian Connections for International Health

Year of Publication: 2023

Guide de dialogue communautaire et boîte à images de Breakthrough ACTION Guinée pour la promotion du vaccin COVID-19 / Breakthrough ACTION Guinea’s Community Dialogue Guide and Image Box for Promotion of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Nous sommes ravis de présenter deux outils conçus pour renforcer l’engagement communautaire et promouvoir l’acceptation du vaccin COVID-19 : le “Guide de Dialogue Communautaire” et pour l’accompagner, la “Boite á Image”. Développés par le projet Breakthrough ACTION Guinea, ces ressources sont des outils pratiques pour renforcer l’adhésion à la vaccination”. Le Guide du Dialogue Communautaire est un manuel complet qui permet de planifier et de mettre en œuvre des dialogues communautaires efficaces en facilitant des conversations constructives sur le vaccin COVID-19. Associée à cela, la Boite à Image contient des supports visuels pour compléter les discussions et transmettre des informations cruciales. Ensemble, ces outils donnent aux communautés les moyens de prendre des décisions éclairées et de contribuer à l’effort collectif pour surmonter les défis posés par la pandémie. Les outils sont adaptables à d’autres vaccins ou sujets de santé et ne sont disponibles qu’en français. 

Breakthrough ACTION Guinée souhaite remercier l’équipe du Cameroun pour avoir fourni une base à la Boite à Image.


Breakthrough ACTION Guinea’s Community Dialogue Guide and Image Box for Promotion of the COVID-19 Vaccine

This resource includes two innovative tools designed to enhance community engagement and foster COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: the “Guide de Dialogue Communautaire” (Community Dialogue Guide) and its companion “Boite á Image” (Image Box). Developed by the Breakthrough ACTION Guinea project, these resources are a packet of practical tools to strengthen vaccination Adherence. The Community Dialogue Guide serves as a comprehensive manual to plan and implement effective community dialogues by facilitating meaningful conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine. Paired with it, the Image Box contains visual aids to complement discussions and convey crucial information to participants. Together, these tools empower communities to make informed decisions and contribute to the collective effort in overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic. The tools are adaptable to other vaccines or health topics and only available in French.  

Breakthrough ACTION Guinea would like to thank the Cameroon team for providing a base for the Boite à Image (Image Box).  

Last modified: November 23, 2023

Language: French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Gender Analysis for Vaccine Response [Toolkit]/Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale [Boite à outils]

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for a more gender-equitable approach to vaccine response. As public health agencies around the world work to ensure that everyone has access to vaccines, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) actors must recognize and address the different ways in which gender can impact vaccine acceptance and uptake.

Breakthrough ACTION developed the Gender Analysis Toolkit for Vaccine Response for RCCE actors working with national health authorities and other partners to develop, implement, and monitor a vaccine response. This toolkit provides practical guidance to identify gender-related barriers that need to be addressed and identify opportunities that can be leveraged to enable a gender-equitable vaccine response that increases coverage for all. While Breakthrough ACTION developed this toolkit based on improving the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, it is applicable to any vaccine response.

Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale [Boite à outils]

Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale : Boîte à outils pour les acteurs impliqués dans la communication des risques et l’engagement communautaire

La recherche sur la pandémie de COVID-19 a mis en évidence la nécessité d’une approche plus équitable entre les femmes, les hommes et les personnes aux autres identités de genre dans la réponse vaccinale. Alors que les agences de santé publique du monde entier s’efforcent de garantir l’accès de toutes et tous aux vaccins, les acteurs de la communication sur les risques et de l’engagement communautaire (CREC) doivent reconnaître et prendre en compte les différentes façons dont le genre peut influencer la couverture vaccinale et l’acceptation des vaccins.

Breakthrough ACTION a élaboré une boite à outils pour une analyse ddes disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale à l’intention des acteurs de la RCCE qui travaillent avec les autorités sanitaires nationales et d’autres partenaires pour élaborer, mettre en œuvre et surveiller une réponse vaccinale. Cette boîte à outils fournit des conseils pratiques pour identifier les obstacles liés au genre qui doivent être abordés et identifier les opportunités qui peuvent être exploitées pour permettre une riposte vaccinale équitable du point de vue du genre qui augmente la couverture vaccinale pour toutes et tous. Bien que Breakthrough ACTION ait développé cette boîte à outils en se basant sur l’amélioration de l’utilisation des vaccins COVID-19, elle est applicable à toute réponse vaccinale.

Last modified: November 13, 2023

Language: English, French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Audience Segmentation for Vaccination [Toolkit]/Segmentation d’audience pour la vaccination [Boite à outils]

This toolkit is intended for use by social and behavioral change communication professionals to encourage vaccine acceptance and uptake by employing segmentation based on attitudes and behaviors of their intended audience.

The goals of this toolkit are to:

  • Familiarize toolkit users with the concept of segmentation and how it can be employed to target messaging during epidemics.
  • Provide resources for policymakers and implementers.
  • Support preparedness efforts to protect against and anticipate needs in the next pandemic.

Segmentation d’audience pour la vaccination [Boite à outils]

Ce boite à outils a été conçu pour aider les professionnels de communication pour le changement social et comportemental à encourager l’acceptation et le recours à la vaccination en utilisant une segmentation basée sur les attitudes et comportements des populations ciblées.

Objectifs de ce boite à outils :

  • Familiariser les utilisateurs du kit avec le concept de segmentation et de son utilisation pour cibler les messages lors d’épidémies ;
  • Fournir des ressources pour les décideurs politiques et les responsables de mise en œuvre ;
  • Soutenir les efforts de préparation pour anticiper les besoins pour la prochaine pandémie.

Last modified: November 10, 2023

Language: English, French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Counseling for Choice: The Choice Book for Providers

Counseling for Choice (C4C) is an evidence-based approach to contraceptive counseling aimed at supporting clients to make the best choice about which method is right for them. C4C was developed to address many of the causes of unmet need for contraception and discontinuation among users who still want to prevent pregnancy. C4C aims to change providers and clients’ participation in voluntary family planning counseling discussions and ensure that clients can use their voice, choice, and agency to make contraceptive choices that meet their needs. The approach requires a thorough training in C4C techniques and the use of the Choice Book for Providers, a job aid and visual tool providers use with clients during counseling sessions. The C4C Choice Books have been translated into English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Source: PSI

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022

NORMAL Counseling Tools for Menstrual Bleeding Changes

Fears and misconceptions around menstrual changes associated with some contraceptive methods often contribute to discontinuation and non-use of contraception. Although amenorrhea or reduced bleeding can have important non-contraceptive health and lifestyle advantages, these potential benefits are often not emphasized in counseling sessions. To address this gap in counseling, FHI 360 and Population Services International (PSI) co-developed the NORMAL counseling tools to guide health care workers in counseling family planning clients on bleeding changes associated with the use of hormonal contraception and the copper intrauterine device.

The suite of tools includes a facility-based tool, community-based tool, and training slides.

Source: FHI 360

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022