Together for Health
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JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. successfully implemented the Together for Health for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2005 to 2011. For further information on project activites, visit the TfH page on jsi.com.
Increasing People's Knowledge and Changing Behavior
Youth from Crimean Department of Railroad Trade Union during Family Planning Week distribute educational materials. Simferopol, May 2010 .
Many Ukrainians are still wary of modern contraception because they lack accurate information and believe a variety of myths. Together for Health is working to ensure that the population is better informed and is encouraging the use of preventive reproductive health services. Primary target audiences include men and women in their twenties—populations who are most likely to have abortions and contract sexually transmitted infections—and youth. Key approaches include:
Developing and disseminating accurate, easy-to-understand printed and audio-visual information on family planning and reproductive health through a variety of media. The project has developed posters, booklets and a video about available contraceptive methods that are being disseminated through a variety of channels.
Working with mass media to bring public attention to family planning and reproductive health issues through radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
Conducting special events with role models or "champions" to lead public opinion.
Developing networks of trained communicators with the skills to help people change their health behavior. These trained communicators organize educational activities for people in a variety of settings. One such setting includes working with project-trained peer educators from the youth movement of the railroad trade union who educate peers about family planning and reproductive health.
Cooperating with NGOs to teach local communities to understand that contraception is a better choice than abortion and to make people aware of where high quality services are available.
Together for Health is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in collaboration with the Academy for Educational Development and Harvard School of Public Health.
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