About Us

More than 35 years ago, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs was created to recognize the crucial role of communication in public health. We remain leaders in social and behavior change today because we understand that words matter, that community matters and that only by working together can we improve the health of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Our strategic innovations are evidence-based, people-centered and results-oriented.

We work with governments and NGOs, providers and clients, community health workers and religious leaders, and men and women who simply want healthier lives for those they love. We stand alongside partners rooted in the communities where we work to better understand the needs of those we serve – and help them advocate for what they need to break down the barriers standing in the way of sustainable change.

Our Mission

We believe in the power of communication to save lives, by enabling people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities


CCP’s faculty and staff are world leaders in health communication design, implementation, and research and evaluation. We are widely published in academic and professional journals and work to shape future generations of health communication professionals. Our work runs the gamut from family planning to malaria to tuberculosis to water, sanitation and hygiene – and can be adapted to nearly any field.


Pioneers in field of health communication, CCP continues to lead and innovate in an increasingly connected and complicated world. CCP’s staff of more than 700 manages about $100 million-a-year implementing programs in more than 40 countries.


CCP is ever evolving, using the latest in behavioral science research and our decades of experience to guide the development of our programs. Staying on top of trends and thoughtfully adapting the newest technology helps us provide timely, appropriate and meaningful content – and create the environment necessary for people to adopt healthy behaviors.


CCP designs campaigns that resonate and characters that are memorable role models, using entertainment to educate and inspire behavior change. We challenge the status quo with humor, drama and persuasive storytelling. Our work is featured everywhere from small radio stations in rural outposts to mobile phone apps in some of the largest cities in the world.


CCP’s work improves health and saves lives. Thanks to CCP, more people choose modern family planning, make nutritious food choices for their children, get tested for tuberculosis, challenge harmful gender norms and know how to protect themselves from COVID-19 than ever before.

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

Racism and oppression are lived experiences. At CCP, we continually examine our work through a lens of inclusivity, aiming to dismantle bias both implicit and explicit within our organization. By carefully looking inward, we can recommit ourselves to truly embodying the diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and equity we work toward every day around the world.