Webinar: Pioneering Provider Behavior Change Solutions

21 October, 2020


Pioneering Provider Behavior Change Solutions: New Insights to Improve Family Planning Service Delivery

October 26, 2020 | 9:00­10:15 a.m. (Washington)

(1:00 p.m. Accra / 2:00 p.m. Abuja / 3:00 p.m. Lusaka / 4:00 p.m. Addis)



Provider behavior is a commonly cited yet little understood barrier to reducing unmet need for family planning. Several conditions can lead providers to limit access to a full range of family planning methods or offer suboptimal counseling, including inadequate provider-client contact time; lack of provider skills or confidence in providing family planning methods; sociocultural norms, biases, and stigma; and lack of privacy, among other factors.

This webinar will focus on improving social and behavior change (SBC) for family planning service delivery through provider behavior change (PBC). Join Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH to learn about:

* New evidence on developing validated PBC tools to improve family planning service delivery.

* A framework for advancing gender competencies among family planning providers.

* Recent insights on PBC in family planning from expert interviews in West Africa.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss insights and challenges from their own work.

The webinar will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.


* Susannah Pritchard, Health Advisor, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


* Provider behavior ecosystem / Heather Hancock, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)

* Enhancing provider behavior change programming: Priority questions and developing validated tools / Sanyukta Mathur, Senior Technical Advisor, Gender and Youth, Breakthrough RESEARCH and Martha Silva, Data Strategist and Innovation Team Lead, Breakthrough RESEARCH

* Gender competencies for family planning providers / Samantha Law Wilde, Senior Specialist, Global Health Division, Chemonics International

* Provider behavior change in Niger, Togo, Burkina-Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire: Key findings from expert interviews / Alice Mollinier, Consultant, Breakthrough ACTION (Camber Collective)

About the Shared Agenda Webinar Series

The Shared Agenda for Social and Behavior Change in Family Planning (https://breakthroughactionandresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/It-...) was developed to catalyze coordination among funders and implementers seeking to create impact in family planning (FP) through social and behavior change interventions. The Shared Agenda identifies five strategic priorities in SBC and FP that need greater coordination and/or investment and proposes opportunities for coordination and collaboration that will enhance complementarity across investments. Breakthrough ACTION (http://breakthroughactionandresearch.org/) is continuing to socialize the Shared Agenda through a webinar series, held every other month from January to October 2020. Each webinar focuses on one of the Shared Agenda priorities, inviting donors, governments, multilateral organizations, and implementing partners to discuss successes, gaps, and how partners can work together to implement the recommendations.



HIFA profile: Marcela Aguilar is Director of Communications at Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington DC. www.breakthroughactionandresearch.org marcela.aguilar AT jhu.edu