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APC's "Community Health Policy Matters" Video Wins Award

January 29, 2018

The JSI-implemented Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) recently won an award in the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)-Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition. APC received the award for its animated video, Community Health Policy Matters: The Case for Family Planning. The competition, hosted by the CUGH in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, showcases important global health issues and innovations.

The video, which won in the advocacy category, tells the story of fictional characters Winnie and Mary, and how a fragmented health system affects each woman’s ability to access family planning services in her respective community. Community-based family planning is an important way of achieving the global goals of enabling 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. This video highlights how policy can improve the health system for women and ultimately advance these larger goals.

SPRING works with vulnerable populations in West Africa to create locally owned and operated video production "hubs" that created video messaging around peer-based nutrition and hygiene. The project was based on similar work undertaken in India that led to behavior change and community engagement.

“We hope that the visibility and recognition from our selection as a finalist and third place finisher will help the hubs promote themselves to achieve greater sustainability and strengthen the livelihoods of these local entrepreneurs, and the resilience and well-being of their extended families and neighbors," said Carolyn Hart, director of The SPRING Project.

APC’s grantee, World Vision, received an honorable mention in the advocacy category for its Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy video. It features interventions that target women and families to make informed decisions about delaying first pregnancies and proper spacing of subsequent pregnancies.

The two videos will be featured during the 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference March 16–18, 2018 in New York, NY.

The Resilience Awards was established to shine a spotlight on unique and compelling resilience projects around the world that are making an impact on real lives. See the full list of winners.