This review provides a comparative overview of CHW program implementation, expansion and reconfiguration for program managers and decision makers. Out of the 38 countries reviewed, only two ensured higher education for CHWs. Most countries do not guarantee adequate training and the majority of CHW work is carried out by women on a on a voluntary basis … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers: what do international studies tell us?
This rapid review of scanned peer reviewed literature from 3 databases, gray literature identified through web searches, and resources suggested by CHW subject matter experts. It identifies countries where CHWs administer vaccines and synthesizes health systems factors that may contribute or detract from the feasibility of CHW administering vaccines. The authors found that CHWs … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers as Vaccinators: A Rapid Review of the Global Landscape, 2000-2021
The purpose this study was to: (i) analyze the experiences of older adults enrolled in a geriatric-focused CHW support programs, (ii) gain a better understanding of how CHWs might enhance care delivery, and (iii) further understand how COVID-19 affected the social and emotional needs and well-being of older adults during the first 18 months of the pandemic. Data was collected … [Read more...] about The Role of Community Health Workers in the Health and Well-Being of Vulnerable Older Adults during the COVID Pandemic
This study sought to explore macrosystem-level barriers faced by CHWs to performing their jobs effectively in Nebraska, USA. Qualitative interviews were conducted with CHWs and uncovered insights in relation to the following themes: (1) CHWs and client macrosystem barriers, (2) CHW workforce supports, and (3) macrosystem solutions for CHW workforce sustainability. Macrosystem … [Read more...] about Examining the Macrosystem Level of Influence on Community Health Worker Effectiveness in the State of Nebraska: A Qualitative Approach
A mixed methods study was conducted to explore the roles and practices of CHWs in the delivery of hypertension and diabetes care at primary healthcare (PHC) facilities in Nigeria. Surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews were conducted with CHWs and other local and state government stakeholders. Findings from this study demonstrated that, despite capacity constraints, … [Read more...] about “We just have to help”: Community health workers’ informal task-shifting and task-sharing practices for hypertension and diabetes care in Nigeria