Your feedback is requested! UNICEF is compiling a list of tools and guidance documents focusing on supply chain strenghtening interventions for community health. Attached is a list of 24 guidance documents and tools. How does this list compare with the guidance or tools that you have come across? Are there any tools or guidance documents you know of that we missed? Please share any recommendations for items to include.
I am looking for tools to adapt for conducting a training needs assessment of CHWs in Nigeria and also tools to assess feasibility and sustainability of training methods for CHWs. Trying to provide a body of evidence to influence policy and CPD re-licensure methods for CHWs. Would be glad to get resources from colleagues.
To support quality CHW program design and implementation, USAID, UNICEF, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and Initiatives Inc. have updated and adapted the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) Program Functionality Matrix tool. This tool can be applied at district, regional, and national levels to identify and close gaps in design and implementation and, ultimately, enhance program performance.
The Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog is a one-stop ‘shop’ for information on community health policies and programs across 25 countries, including extensive information on CHWs. Developed in 2014 and updated in 2017, it provides policymakers, program managers, researchers and donors with policy data to advance community health research, programming, and advocacy efforts. The CHS Catalog includes 25 country profiles, a set of infographics, and a summary of cross-country policy and program trends.
This article describes a distance learning approach for CHWs using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model™, which is a video-conferencing-based mentorship model. The authors describe the ECHO model for CHW training and mentoring using case examples and pre/post-surveys from an obesity prevention and addiction recovery program. They conclude that the ECHO model has advantages over traditional training methods for CHWs and can be adapted to other countries.