The Health Communication Collaborative

Project Overview

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) was a five-year global project funded by USAID designed to strengthen developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs. As USAID's flagship SBCC project, HC3 served the global SBCC community, including SBCC organizations, service delivery organizations that integrate SBCC into their programs, government partners responsible for oversight of health education and health communication, journalists, universities, and advertising agencies.

MSH provided field-tested best practices for HC3 in management and leadership development, blended learning programs, and organizational capacity building.

HC3 was led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP), in collaboration with MSH, NetHope, Population Services International, Ogilvy PR, and Internews. It also linked to a network of organizations throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.