The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is USAID’s flagship social and behavior change communication (SBCC) project. The five-year, global project is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art SBCC programs, including expertise in social and behavior change for gender equity, environment and democracy and governance. HC3’s goal is to foster vibrant communities of practice at the national, regional and global level that support improved evidence-based programming and continued innovation.

The purpose of this blog is to share public health information of international significance with contents related to the priority issues on health and human development. The main topics connect equity and its implications of reduction of inequalities in health, poverty reduction, universal health coverage, ethics, gender and the social determinants of health, and their applications to developing countries, and their relevance to policy and program instruments. The related Network comprises over 30,000 core recipients (public health professionals, researchers, authors, economists, policymakers, etc.) and is connected to multiple global networks.

The Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions (TECCHI) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, has been established to be a centre of excellence in evaluation. Their website is a place of inspiration, focused on the need for evaluation approaches to understand if policies and programs work, how they work and what can be done in planning and implementation to make them work.