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

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  • In July of 2012, CARE partnered with other organizations to provide 120 million women and girls with family planning information and services by the year 2020.  This report reflects on the first half of the initiative, evaluating what has been accomplished thus far.  The evaluation shows that many barriers to providing women and girls with more family planning support remain. In this report,...

    Reads: 60
    Author(s): CARE
  •  Dr. Palazuelos, Partners in Health, and Dr. Ari Johnson, co-founder and director of Muso, discuss a ProCCM approach that builds on ideas of iCCM in Mali, while considering the multiple barriers patients face to care.  Muso, an...

    Reads: 91
    Author(s): Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  • Post Ebola, Guinea is rebuilding its health system to deliver higher quality care.  Part of their effort includes gaining trust again from the community, something that dwindled during the epidemic.  Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is a five year initiative funded by USAID that is working to address these concerns.  HC3 utilizes a social and behavior change communication (...

    Reads: 148
    Author(s): Health Communication Capacity Collaborative
  • Kenya does not have a strong health infrastructure to support its people causing concern with current universal healthcare goals.  Kenya worries it will not be able to deliver care without a strong CHW program such as Rwanda’s.  Although Kenya already has CHWs working in certain areas, they are overwhelmed with large numbers of families per CHW and are not able to provide adequate care to...

    Reads: 174
  • The focus of this report is on the financial sustainability of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in the state of Connecticut.  The goal of this research is to find a way in which Connecticut can develop an effective program that utilizes CHWs to improve patient health outcomes and achieve a level of positive financial return.  This report worked within the boundaries of Connecticut’s...

    Reads: 84
    Author(s): Katharine London, Kelly Love, and Roosa Tikkanen
  • This resource from USAID and MCHIP provides an overview of large-scale CHW programs from 13 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Case studies address the historical context of CHWs, the health needs of the country, the scope of work of the CHWs, CHW training, support and supervision, and financing of...

    Reads: 661
    Author(s): Henry Perry, Rose Zulliger, Kerry Scott, Dena Javadi, Jessica Gergen, Katharine Shelley, Lauren Crigler, Iain Aitken, Said Habib Arwal, Novia Afdhila, Yekoyesew Worku, Jon Rohde, Zayna Chowdhury, Rachel Strodel
  • This is an in-depth review of the effectiveness of CHW programs in Ethiopia, Brazil, and Nepal. The main objective of this report is to provide insight and examples of successful CHW programs for other countries that are looking to build and strengthen their own CHW programs, specifically in the maternal and child health field. 

    Reads: 555
    Author(s): By: Henry B. Perry MD, PhD, MPH
  • This brief explains how community health workers improve people’s health, reduce health care costs, and address barriers to care. The brief continues to discuss key questions regarding sustainable funding of CHW programs through Medicaid reimbursement for states that want to start or expand such programs. Case studies in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Mexico are presented, detailing how...

    Reads: 320
    Author(s): Ellen Albritton
  • Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life and Health project (FALAH), implemented from 2008-2012, show that the inclusion of men in family planning (FP) efforts is a feasible and effective intervention to help shift attitudes and behaviours in Pakistan and perhaps in other countries in the region and globally as well. This...

    Reads: 350
    Author(s): Seemin Ashfaq and Maqsood Sadiq
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) trains village health workers (VHWs) to provide treatment to the most common childhood diseases in Uganda, including malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. One of iCCM’s key features is a referral system for treatment at health facilities, but these referrals are difficult to monitor. A study was conducted to evaluate the referral system by reviewing...

    Reads: 408
    Author(s): Lacey English, James S. Miller, Rapheal Mbusa, Michael Matte, Jessica Kenney, Shem Bwambale, Moses Ntaro, Palka Patel, Edgar Mulogo and Geren S. Stone

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New Resource: Advancing Partners and Communities

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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances and supports community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning. The project increases access to community-based health services, spanning a spectrum of health issues. Implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with FHI 360, APC advances global learning by providing technical assistance to local partners and governments, generating new data and evidence, managing over 100 small and medium sized grants, and building the   organizational and technical capacity of organizations to strengthen community health and family planning programming. APC’s work spans a wide spectrum of technical areas, including but not limited to: expanding access to quality health and FP services, building human resource capacity, strengthening policy and health systems, and integrating youth and gender into all of our activities. The changing landscape of health systems, combined with the shortage of highly skilled health providers, has created opportunities for scaling-up task sharing in the delivery of health and FP services at the community level.

Specific APC resources that may be of particular interest to implementers that work with CHWs are the Community Health Systems Catalog, the Community Health Worker Provision of Injectable Contraceptives suite of tools, and the first in a series of Community-based Health System Model briefs, focused on Nepal. Please visit APC’s website to learn more about the project and explore our many other resources. To learn about new resources and stay up to date on APC’s activities, please sign up for the newsletter.


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