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Event:Effective Behaviour Change Communication Strategies In Public Health

Date: Nov 7 – 10, 2017
Last date of registration: Last date of registration – Oct 24, 2017

About the course
Preventive approach of health programs encourage adoption of desirable and constructive behaviours including seeking health care services. In order to significantly improve the health related behaviours and health outcomes of individuals and communities, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) can be used as an effective strategy. The strategies, approaches and tools of BCC can be adopted to achieve the goals of national and local health programs. Influencing behaviours of communities requires supportive action by authorities and key community figures to facilitate the behaviour change which can be achieved through advocacy efforts. In order to influence the behaviours of communities, BCC strategy utilizes various theories and tools including planning programs, designing messages and monitoring the indicators of improvement. Therefore, skills related to Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) are crucial.

The workshop aims to enhance the knowledge and strengthen the skills of interested professionals, researchers and program implementers in the areas of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), Advocacy and media engagement...

Who should attend?
This workshop is suitable for development and public health professionals involved in designing and managing behaviour change initiatives within government programmes or through civil society and private initiatives. It is expected to be beneficial for District Media Experts, IEC (Information-Education- Communication) Officers, mid-level Health and Population Officers, National Program Managers, District Health Officials, Medical Officers, State Program Managers, and other such personnel charged with the responsibility of rolling out and implementing health awareness, education and promotion activities at district/state/national/regional levels. It would also be suitable for staff of non-governmental organisations handling BCC efforts in the community, or managers of civil society programmes with strong BCC components.

Registration Fee
Indian National: 8000 INR per participant
Foreign National: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses nearby the institute upon request.

How to Apply?
Interested participants may email their completed registration form at trainings@iiphd.org and submit the fee by E-transfer or by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the key contact person. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

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