CCP believes that:
- Learning sparks the vision that inspires hope and change in the face of obstacles
- Learning nurtures the skills needed to build a critical mass of health communicators who can bring programs and institutions to higher levels of performance
- Learning kindles a spirit of teamwork and opens us to work in true partnership with health professionals through the world
Through a wide range of capacity strengthening activities, CCP seeks to develop a cadre of public health professionals who are well-versed in strategic communication. We take a blended learning approach to capacity strengthening: we believe that formal training, combined with hands-on opportunities, provide the richest and most sustainable path to health communication capacity.
To achieve this goal, CCP offers short-term trainings and workshops as well as academic courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other universities. We have trained thousands of health professionals in over 35 countries and at our yearly Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop (LSCW) in Baltimore. Course participants include policymakers, administrators, health educators, program officers, journalists, and donor agency staff.
Alumni networks across Africa and Asia enable graduates of our workshops to remain in contact, share ideas, and advocate for effective health communication policies and strategies. Furthermore, many of our training programs are institutionalized through collaborations with local partners, ensuring that the training remains effective long after the end of our workshop.
Capacity strengthening is also integral to many of our country projects. In these projects, CCP staff work side-by-side with government and NGO counterparts to design, implement and evaluate health communication campaigns. Mentoring programs and fellowship opportunities and university collaborations are also important components of our in-country approach.
For more information, contact: Ben Lozare | firstname.lastname@example.org