This report examines approaches for the community management of sick children, specifically antimicrobial treatments by CHWs. It is based on an extensive review of literature, including peer reviewed studies, reports, program descriptions and program evaluations.
This is a tool created by the U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) (a program of the Health Resources and Services Administration) to support the development of CHW programming in rural areas in the U.S.. It draws on and shares lessons learned from proven CHW program models. The toolkit has eight modules: Introduction to CHWs; CHW Program Models; Training Approaches for CHWs; Implementation of CHW Programs; Planning for Sustainability; Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of CHW Programs; Dissemination of CHW Resources and Promising Practices; and, a Rural CHW Program Clearinghouse.
This toolkit, designed by the Rural Assistance Center (RAC), provides help in developing CHW programs and resources and best practices developed by successful CHW program. It is made up of 8 modules, each focusing on different aspects of CHW program, including: introduction to CHW, program models, training approaches, program implementation, planning for sustainability, measuring program impacts, disseminating best practices and a program clearinghouse.
This report documents how CHWs address the problems of health disparities, poor access to care, and the rising cost of health care. Challenges that exist in expanding current CHW programs are also examined. Policy options around finance, workforce, and delivery of care are also discussed.