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Helping Parents Talk to their Teens About Sex

Facing a teen pregnancy crisis in the Philippines, CCP and partners have launched a social media campaign for parents of teens to help them talk about love, sex and relationships.

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How to ‘Get the Facts About the Vax’

CCP has designed and launched a website for the Johns Hopkins community – and beyond – to provide research-driven, up-to-date information on COVID-19 to help people make informed decisions about getting vaccinated.

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Real-time Rumor Tracking Helps Spread Truth over Misinformation

“Developing methods to track, prioritize and respond to harmful rumors is an important step in implementing social and behavior change interventions during public health emergencies,” says CCP’s Natalie Tibbels, MSPH, the lead author of a new journal article.

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‘I Will Be One of the Examples’

CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION Liberia project has created health clubs for adolescent boys and girls designed to reduce the high teen pregnancy rate there.

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Black Maternal Mortality: ‘It is Racism, not Race’

CCP’s Tina Suliman writes: “The maternal mortality crisis in the United States emphasizes the truth behind this declaration: It is racism, not race, that is killing America’s Black mothers and babies.”

With COVID-19 Crisis Raging in India, CCP Adds Resources

CCP has created a special section of the COVID-19 Communication Network website with social and behavior change resources devoted to combating the current emergency in India.

New CCP Study Links Harmful Gender Norms to Pre-Term Births

Most studies of pre-term birth – the leading cause of infant mortality around the world – have focused on complications that occur in health facilities in the high-income countries. A unique new study conducted by CCP looks at risk factors that start long before delivery.

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How to Conduct Research in the Middle of a Pandemic

When they couldn’t wait any longer, CCP researchers set out to conduct its Malaria Behavior Survey in the Democratic Republic of Congo — with many COVID-19 precautions.

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CCP Launches New Website Dedicated to the Planet

The new People-Planet Connection site, created by the CCP-led Knowledge SUCCESS project, brings people together to address the complex relationships between people’s health and the environment.

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CCP Awarded Nearly $6.5 Million to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded nearly $6.5 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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CCP Program Changing Health Behaviors in DRC

A survey of people living in rural Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that more men appear to be accompanying their pregnant wives to prenatal care appointments since a CCP health campaign launched in 2020.

Beyond Bed Nets: Study Shows Consumers in Kenya Shopping for Alternative Mosquito Products

“What we found is that consumers are clearly looking for and purchasing mosquito control products that are easy to use, can be used indoors and outdoors and provide protection outside of sleeping hours,” says CCP’s Danielle Piccinini Black.

‘The Most Comprehensive Look at Malaria Behaviors You Will Find’

CCP’s Malaria Behavior Surveys capture information gaps around the factors that influence the use of malaria prevention and treatments — and help governments create programs to fill them in. Three have been completed and a half-dozen more are in the pipeline.

Project Spotlight

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CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.

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