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Social and Behavioral Grant Partners: Video Narrative Project

June 7, 2023

Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Research Grant Partners, over the course of a year, explored the local barriers and enablers of vaccination acceptance,

demand, delivery, and decision-making. They designed, piloted, and evaluated strategies that are informed by and responsive to the local community context and needs. This four-part docuseries follows eight Grant Partners throughout their journey. Watch the episodes below!

Part 1: Setting the Scene: Opportunity for Positive Change

In part one of our series, we introduce the eight research teams funded by the Sabin Vaccine Institute that have been working over the past year to understand and address the social and behavioral drivers of vaccination acceptance, demand, delivery, and decision-making in their communities.

Part 2: Methodology, Data Gathering, & Analysis

In part two, we learn about the methodology – how they designed their studies and interventions to uncover the rich and nuanced findings we can achieve with social science and respect for community knowledge.

Successful community-specific interventions require significant community involvement. Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Research Grant Partners ensure that they work with people closest to the issues because it is the same people who are the closest to identifying sustainable solutions!  Community partnership and co-design is what sets Sabin’s Grant Partners apart.

Part 3: Key Findings

Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Research Grant Partners sought to understand and address barriers related to vaccine acceptance and demand within their specific communities in low- and middle-income settings, from vaccine equity to vaccine access, from vaccination service delivery to decision-making.

In part 3, our Partners detail the emerging findings from their projects.

Part 4: The Way Forward: When Communities Lead, Vaccination Succeeds

Where do we go from here? Sabin’s social and behavioral research grant partners – in the course of a year – have worked with their communities to co-design research projects and interventions to improve vaccination acceptance, demand, delivery and decision-making. In part three we learned about the key findings from this important work, but the journey isn’t over!  Diagnosing the problem isn’t enough, our Partners, with their community’s interests at the forefront, describe how they plan to turn evidence into action.

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