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  • Practice Area
    Our experts use innovative communication and social marketing to promote positive social and behavior change.
  • Tools
    These fact sheets outline focus areas for the digital solutions unit.
  • Published research
    Outcomes of compulsory detention compared to community-based voluntary methadone maintenance treatment in Vietnam
    This research finds conclusive evidence that methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is more costeffective than center-based compulsory treatment (CCT) in reducing heroin use, blood-borne virus risk behaviors, drug-related illegal behaviors and monthly drug spending. The authors recommend that policymakers consider allocation of resources for MMT treatment a higher priority and scale down CCT models.
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    Each newsletter features activities of the project in Papua New Guinea, including profile pieces, meetings, impacts and site visits from funders and stakeholders.
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    Timely introduction of complementary feeding among caregivers of children 6-12 months, Sodo Town, Ethiopia
    The World Health Organization recommends introducing complementary feeding — providing liquids, solid or semisolid foods in addition to breast milk — starting from the age of six months. The study assessed the timely introduction of complementary feeding among caregivers of children ages 6-12 months. The authors found that the proportion of timely introduction of complementary feeding was low and suggest this can be increased by promoting the importance of antenatal care visits, hospital deliveries and health education.
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    Social and behavior change communication solutions at FHI 360 reflect people’s decisions about health and well-being. This brochure describes our integrated approach.
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    Overweight and obesity in local media: An analysis of media coverage in CDC-funded communities
    Earned media can be part of addressing overweight and obesity by emphasizing prevention and both environmental and individual causes and solutions. This paper examines almost 3,000 news stories related to overweight and obesity in newspaper and television channels in multiple locations across the United States. The authors suggest future research could explore if public perception or news coverage on overweight and obesity changes.
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    Measurement of social norms affecting modern contraceptive use: A literature review
    This literature review identifies and evaluates social norm measures related to modern contraceptive use. The results show that no single measure was used in more than one study; failure to specify the boundaries of who was engaging in and influencing the behaviors of interest contributed to the variation. The authors make several recommendations to bring greater consistency and comparability to social norm measures.
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    The influence of social norms on flu vaccination among African-American and white adults
    Although influenza vaccination is a low-cost preventive measure, most American adults, particularly African Americans, do not get vaccinated. This article highlights the findings of racial disparities on social norms in influenza vaccination. The authors identify a greater association between subjective norms and vaccination behavior, which suggests that health promotion efforts, particularly those targeting African-Americans, may benefit from focusing on subjective norms and encouraging friends and family members to talk about the benefits of influenza vaccination.
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    Using behavior change approaches to improve complementary feeding practices
    Improving complementary feeding of children 6 to 24 months of age requires an understanding of what drives feeding behaviors in specific cultural and economic contexts and which systematic approaches best facilitate beneficial and feasible changes. This paper analyzes social and behavior change approaches and use of program delivery platforms at scale that resulted in documented improvements in Bangladesh, Malawi, Peru and Zambia. The authors conclude that complementary feeding practices, particularly dietary diversity, can be improved rapidly in a variety of settings through available program platforms if interventions focus on specific constraints and strategies encourage caregivers to prepare and feed appropriate foods.