U.S. Navy photo/Michael Chen

CCP Resource Aims to Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs just released a “Trending Topic” to help address vaccine hesitancy, which in 2019 the World Health Organization declared one of the top 10 threats to public health. Vaccines are a critical piece toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic.


Teachers in Iowa get COVID-19 vaccines on Feb. 6. Photo/Phil Roeder

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Falling Globally, in U.S.

The percentage of people globally who say they will get a COVID-19 vaccine has fallen in recent weeks, even as tens of millions of doses have been administered around the world, new survey data disseminated by CCP suggests. 


‘Social Norms are the Unwritten Rules’

‘Social Norms are the Unwritten Rules’

Lisa Cobb, one of the authors of CCP's new social norm tool, sits down with CCP's Stephanie Desmon to discuss the importance of understanding social norms in creating behavior change.


A teenager gets his blood pressure checked at an adolescent wellness day event in Zambia.

Reducing Teen Pregnancy in Zambia

Teen pregnancy is a huge issue in Zambia. Breakthrough ACTION is working to help adolescents access modern contraception and to improve their trust in health care providers.


Photo: Joseph Girmay/Flickr

CCP Trains Journalists in Ethiopia to Cover Elections

CCP, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, is leading week-long media trainings throughout the country designed to empower and educate journalists in advance of national elections in mid-2021.


A disabled woman with a mask and hand gel sits in the street near the market in Treichville, a working-class district in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. At the start of the pandemic, many people wore masks.Photo: Jennifer A. Patterson/International Labour Organization

Stigma Related to COVID-19 May Thwart Prevention Efforts

Ivorians interviewed in late 2020 say the threat of becoming sick from COVID-19 is low or gone entirely and they mock the need for masks. This concerns public health officials worried about a new wave of disease.


Photo: Yagazie Emezi/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

CCP Featured at Virtual Family Planning Forum

Several from CCP will help moderate the virtual #NotWithoutFP Forum, which will focus on universal health coverage for family planning and the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual and reproductive health community.


Thoko Mwapasa, 1976-2021

Thoko Mwapasa, 1976-2021

Thoko Mwapasa, CCP's Chief of Party in Malawi, died on January 22 due to complications from COVID-19. "Thoko still had so much to do and contribute," says CCP's Dana Loll.


Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta

How to Convince the COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitant  

New data show that 62 percent of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine. That's not nearly enough to stop the spread of the disease. Public health officials should focus communication efforts on the roughly 20 percent on the fence.



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