This randomized controlled study looked at the feasibility of incorporating community health workers into a team leading diabetes group visits. The authors concluded that integrating community health workers into diabetes group visit program is a feasible, effect intervention.
This report discusses the implementation of a program that trained community health workers in southern India to identify hypertensive patients, refer them to a physician, and assist with lifestyle interventions and medications.
This paper examines the feasibility of implementing a monitoring program for neonatal hearing conducted by community health workers. The results from the first six months were unsatisfactory; training may address some of the issues in implementing this monitoring program.
This paper discusses the implementation of a mobile-based community health management information system for community health workers (CHWs) and their supervisors in Zambia. CHWs provided weekly updates to supervisors and received feedback through the mobile application.
This cluster randomised controlled trial looked at the ability to train CHWs in Malawi to identify individuals with ear and hearing disorders. The intervention and training were effective and could be scaled up to CHWs in other countries.
Despite Swaziland's large CHW program, the performance of CHWs in Swaziland has not been studied. This qualitative study hopes to contribute to future program design and improvements to current programs.
This review incorporated publications on CHWs that were published from 2005 to 2014. Specifically, the paper investigates the development, placement, and orientations of programs in low- and middle-income countries. Most programs were disease or program specific, rather than using an integrated approach.
This is chapter 8 of Engaging Communities for Improving Mothers’ and Children’s Health: Reviewing the Evidence of Effectiveness in Resource-Constrained Settings. This chapter summarizes the previous chapters and offers expert recommendations.