Integration

This module covers the concept of integration, a process by which interventions aimed at handwashing with soap behavior change are incorporated into existing services or programs, such as those attempting to reduce diarrhea, improve nutritional status, or increase rural water supply.  The presentation outlines the four dimensions of integration. The first dimension, points of entry, prompts questions what settings – such as clinics and schools or within other points of delivery for current services – the behavior change intervention should take place. To ensure interventions are taking place in the planned quantity and quality, dimension 2 stresses supervising implementation at the local level. Dimension 3 – management and oversight – covers the need for accountability and transparency in implementation. Dimension 4 is monitoring and evaluation, which tracks the coverage and reach of the intervention, changes in behavioral determinants, and behavior change outcomes.