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

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  • Prabhjot Singh and Jeffrey Sachs' Viewpoint (July 27, p 363) describes well the rationale for scaling-up a subsystem of community health workers (CHWs) in sub-Saharan Africa and the progress to date.
    It is well recognised that CHWs can bring multiple benefits to individuals and populations, and improve efficiency and equity within health systems. WHO now recommends an expanded CHW role...

    Reads: 2,188
    Author(s): Matthew Harris
  • A key element of USAID’s strategic approach to maternal and child health (MCH) is to increase the number of functional community health workers serving in USAID priority countries by at least 100,000 by 2013. At the request of the USAID MCH team, the Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) developed a tool that defines a set of key elements needed for community health worker programs to function...

    Reads: 6,348
    Author(s): Rebecca Furth, Lauren Crigler, Donna Bjerregaard
  • Newborn Care Video Series

    Newborns die at alarming rates in the developing world, more than 3 million every year. Most can be saved with low-cost, low-tech interventions. Our newborn care series brings alive these lifesaving interventions in a memorable and engaging way to help health workers learn and save newborn lives.

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    Reads: 1,427
  • In rural areas of Kenya, where the majority of the population lives, contraceptive use remains low compared with that in urban areas (37% vs. 47%). Inadequate access to family planning services in rural areas is partly due to fewer health facilities and the shortage of health care workers. Community-based access to injectable contraceptives can improve access for rural populations and expand...

    Reads: 991
    Author(s): Alice Auma Olawo, Issak Bashir, Marsden Solomon,a John Stanback,c Baker Maggwa Ndugga, Isaac Malonzad
  • There is a national movement among community health workers (CHWs) to improve compensation, working conditions, and recognition for the workforce through organizing for policy change.

    As some of the key advocates involved, we describe the development in Massachusetts of an authentic collaboration between strong CHW leaders of a growing statewide CHW association and their public health...

    Reads: 865
    Author(s): Terry Mason, Geoffrey W. Wilkinson, Angela Nannini, Cindy Marti Martin, Durrell J. Fox, and Gail Hirsch
  •  The Non-Traditional Health Worker (NTHW) Subcommittee embarked on a process to develop recommendations on core competencies and education and training requirements for NTHWs, as well as to advise on additional concepts regarding the role of NTHWs. Briefly, the Subcommittee defined the scope of work under the following four roles:

    1. Outreach and Mobilization
    2. Community...
    Reads: 2,572
    Author(s): Oregon Health Policy Board Workforce Committee
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a pivotal role in primary care, serving as liaisons between community members and medical providers. However, the growing reliance of health care systems worldwide on CHWs has outpaced research explaining their praxis – how they combine indigenous and technical knowledge, overcome challenges and impact patient outcomes. This paper thus articulates the CHW...

    Reads: 1,010
    Author(s): Rogério M. Pinto, Sueli Bulhões da Silva, and Rafaela Soriano
  • Research evaluating community health worker (CHW) programs inherently involves these natural community leaders in the research process, and often represents community-based participatory research (CBPR). Interpreting the results of CHW intervention studies and replicating their findings requires knowledge of how CHWs are selected and trained. Consistent reporting of CHW selection and training...

    Reads: 1,113
    Author(s): Matthew J. O’Brien, Allison P. Squires, Rebecca A. Bixby, and Steven C. Larson
  • The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP) is devoted to reducing the difference between black and white women’s breast and cervical cancer screening rates and ultimately closing the breast and cervical cancer racial gap that still exists. Our project uses a lay health advisor network to increase cancer screening among older black women in rural communities of eastern North...

    Reads: 1,658
    Author(s): The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program
  • Community Health Workers (CHW) are used throughout the world to promote good health, provide health education, assist in the prevention of disease, and provide basic health and medical care in their communities. CHWs serve the role of front line public health workers in the U.S.-Mexico border region. In the border region, these workers are commonly known as
    promotoras/promotores de...

    Reads: 906
    Author(s): Howard J. Eng, Ana Celia Hernandez-Martinez, Jasmen Dorian

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