Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

12-1-2019

Abstract

A medida que los especialistas en desarrollo internacional continúan trabajando en los desafíos de la salud pública y nuevas enfermedades emergentes, es de suma importancia la priorización de comportamientos. Este breve informe tiene como objetivo argumentar por qué es importante la priorización de comportamientos para fortalecer los programas de cambio social y de comportamiento (CSC). El documento finaliza con un llamado a la acción a que diferentes actores interesados aboguen por y participen en procesos que prioricen comportamientos como parte del diseño, planificación y adaptación de programas de cambio social y de comportamiento.

-----------------

As the international development community continues to manage public health challenges and emerging diseases, the need for behavior prioritization is critical. The information in this brief provides rationale for why behavior prioritization is instrumental to improve social and behavior change programming, and ends with a call to action for advocacy for behavior prioritization processes as part of social and behavior change program design, planning, and adaptation. During the Zika outbreak in Latin America, a review of USAID-supported programming in 2017 revealed more than 30 Zika preventive behaviors and messages promoted by different implementing partners, and messaging on desired behaviors was also often general, such as “keep your patio clean,” instead of specific, such as “remove sources of standing water from your patio,” creating confusion in target populations.

DOI

10.31899/pgy17.1042

Language

Spanish

Project

Breakthrough RESEARCH

Share

COinS