A concept note produced by the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard. Outlines the history of global CHW programs as well as case studies of successful recruitment efforts.
An article drawing on the experiences of community health workers in South Africa’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme. Offers insights regarding stresses and succeses of the program, CHW engagement, and challenges in integrating CHWs into the health care system.
A study assessing community health workers’ experiences delivering HIV treatment interventions in Zimbabwe. Offers insights regarding sustainability of CHW programs.
A study describing the development of a national community health worker program in Ethiopia intended to improve infant and child health outcomes. Describes training and supervision procedures for community health workers and health extension workers.
A review of literature addressing breast and cervical cancer prevention education and patient navigation interventions. Calls for increased evaluation of such programs, especially those that target rural women.
This study describes responses to community health worker integration into primary health care in Tanzania and explores opportunities for improved effectiveness of CHW programs.
On February 13th at the 2018 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference the Catalyst Center presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Bost [...]
The Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network was founded in 2010 by a group of CHWs. It was developed as a space to connect CHWs and allow them to share information and support one another in their profession. The LACHON’s mission is to provide a community of support for CHWs within Louisiana t [...]
The Idaho Community Health Worker Advisory Group is a statewide organization that engages stakeholders in developing a CHW teaching program in Idaho. Its mission is to promote CHWs as a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of a given population. It supports CHWs connection and acce [...]
A journal article from Health Education Research (Oxford Journals). Provides a summary of the design, implementation, and evaluation of a 48-hour training program for CHW working in diabetes care teams in community health centers.
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