This literature review examines the training of community health workers in low-income and middle-income counties with special attention to detailing current delivery implementation and evaluation of training provision.
This study examines the effectiveness of a community health worker (CHW) program, which aims to address client objectives for frequent emergency department users. 43% of total objectives were achieved and objective achievement was linked with increased client engagement. The authors offer several suggestions as to why the objective achievement was low and how to better engage clients in CHW services.
This article examines the performance of South Indian frontline health workers by analyzing their time management and identifying factors that affect their work. Around 6 or 7 hours were spent on any working day, rather than the expected 8 hours.
This paper uses a newly developed general framework to create a cluster lot quality assurance sampling (C-LQAS) system. This method for creating a C-LQAS system is used to design data quality assessments for a community health worker program in Rwanda.
This cross case analysis of leadership and governance roles involved in implementing large-scale community health worker programs at sub-national level. The authors identified four key roles for leaders and governments in implementing these programs.
This paper tested a qualitative evaluative framework and tool to understand CHW performance in rural Uganda. The authors found that supportive supervision and bonds between healthcare workers affected performance outcomes.
This paper used a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa to determine the effectiveness of improved training and continuous quality improvement based mentoring. The authors found that these methods improved the CHW-mother interactions.