Alice Payne Merritt

Director of Technical Programs 

Ms. Merritt has 30 years of field experience in social and behavior change communication across a range of health and social development issues including: HIV prevention, family planning, adolescent reproductive health, tobacco control, maternal mortality, environmental advocacy, infectious diseases and quality accreditation systems in over 20 countries. She provides leadership for CCP multiple health and cross cutting technical programs as well as provides technical support to HIV/AIDS and Family Planning/Reproductive Health efforts. Merritt has designed and managed a wide variety of health communication programs, such as national health strategies, mass media campaigns, community-based initiatives, enter-educate outreach and special initiatives for under-served groups such as street kids, commercial sex workers, indigenous groups, and men.

She has managed several global health communication projects such as PCS and the Health Communication Project. Initiatives under her directions have received international awards at the Cannes, New York and London Festivals. She has an MPH and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Country experience includes: Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Eastern Caribbean, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda.