The Means, Motives and Opportunity (MMO) framework can be used to identify determinants of CHW performance. This article uses the case study of Anganwadi Workers (village nutrition workers) in Bihar, India to demonstrate how the framework is applied.
Community health workers are often overlooked and underutilized as powerful change agents for health equity. This report, based on a review of nine studies, provides evidence and policy recommendations. It describes the value of including CHWs in healthcare delivery systems for addressing inequities.
This paper presents the results of a study using trained CHWs to compare in-person auditory brainstem response (ABR). The intervention linked CHWs to a tele-medicine approach in a community-based pediatric hearing screening program; it concludes that a tele-medicine approach is viable.
Over a three-month period, this study evaluated a community-based diabetes self-management intervention that incorporated photovoice and community health workers to identify diabetes management approaches that work in an African American community.
This article proposes a framework for the design and scale up of CHW program governance. Drawing from factual observations of South Africa’s community health system and theoretical insights on governance, the article frames key governance principles and outputs.
This article describes the feasibility of developing real-time, village-based health surveillance of an epidemic of Nodding syndrome (NS) using software-programmed smartphones operated by minimally trained lay mHealth reporters in northern Uganda.
This retrospective cohort study compares Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) and basic health staff (BHS) in the detection and treatment of malaria. The researchers find that VHVs are more accessible to mothers and children.