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A collaboration between ideas42 and IntraHealth International, the SupCap project is part of the USAID-funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E). It aims to:
Behavioral science is an academic discipline that incorporates psychology and other social sciences to understand human behavior. For both components of the project, staff used a four-stage behavioral science methodology to co-design solutions with community members:
Using this methodology, the SupCap team has developed a co-designed intervention package, which includes the following components:
A pilot test of the intervention showed the intervention package increased couples’ communication about family planning, increased contraceptive uptake, and increased knowledge about contraceptive methods. The intervention is currently being scaled up in six districts in eastern Uganda.
Five IntraHealth teams also participated in a series of behavioral science boot camps, culminating in behavioral science projects with the aim to increase human resources for health reporting to inform management decisions, improve adolescent long-acting reversible contraception uptake, increase voluntary medical male circumcision services, improve documentation process for progress of induced labor, and increase partners/spouses attending antenatal care visits.
|Dates:||2018 to 2022|
|Funder:||The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation|