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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Spotlight on MHero: connecting with frontline health workers about mental health services in Liberia

Ebola has exacerbated mental health issues in Liberia as the outbreak has ravaged the mental and physical health of the population and health workers, including at the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Through the use of mHero, the Ministry is developing use casees to find out more information from mental health clinicans.

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator

This website is a database of community health interventions designed for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It includes infographics for improving community health, as well as guidelines for establishing and maintaining effective collaborations, finding interventions that work for the greatest impact, and more! 
 

Community health workers in the wake of health care reform

As the United States transforms its health system, many policymakers are turning to community health workers to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, mitigating the impacts of the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities, and containing costs.

Community Health Worker Programming: Quality Standards for Design and Implementation of CHW Programme Models

World Vision is currently engaged in a wide range of community health activities worldwide, many of which draw on the efforts of community health workers or CHWs. CHWs are community-based members who have been trained to deliver basic health services but who do not hold a professional health qualification.

Timed and Targeted Counselling for Health and Nutrition, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Training Course for Community Health Workers

World Vision's Timed and Targeted Counselling for Health and Nutrition (ttC) is a comprehensive training course for CHWs, Care Groups and volunteers working in maternal and child health. ttC takes a life-cycle approach, supporting through pregnancy to two years of age, which offers the best opportunity to put children on a path to life-long health.

Community Tool Box

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. Our mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources. 

The Tool Box consists of 46 chapters with topics ranging from community assessment to strategic planning to leadership and management.  Each chapter also contains a related toolkit that can be utilized by your organization or used as a teaching tool.  

Integrating Mental Health into HIV Services: Standard Operating Procedures & Training Manual

Integration of mental health and HIV programs has the potential to significantly improve health outcomes for PLHIV. This training package, which is comprised of a training-of-trainers manual, an accompanying presentation, and a standard operating procedure, was developed to support a pilot project for MH and HIV integration at the community level such that health facilities, community-based organizations (CBOs), and traditional medical practitioners (TMPs) can collaborate to support MH screening and service provision for PLHIV in Zimbabwe.

mPowering Frontline Health Workers: CHW Consultations

This report outlines a series of workshops convened by mPowering Frontline Health Workers and partners to consider whether the global health community is following the most beneficial route to provide relevant and effective health training for FLHWs.

Community Health Workers in California: Sharpening Our Focus on Strategies to Expand Engagement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a policy framework to re-imagine a system of care that emphasizes health and wellness through new models of primary care and population health interventions. These new models offer the potential to deliver care services at a lower cost, to detect and treat disease earlier, to deploy data and technology to improve population health outcomes, and to address social and environmental conditions that impede efforts to improve health.

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