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

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  • This report details the history and current state of CHW programs around the world and highlights the importance of sustainability and improving CHW performance. 

    Reads: 162
  • This study examines the effects of community health workers on participation in the Heart Smarts program implemented by the Food Trust. Results show higher participant retention rates and lower blood pressure rates in stores that had community health workers. The authors suggest that having community health workers in other sites would increase the number of repeat visits and help in lowering...

    Reads: 131
    Author(s): Michelle Abel, Rickie Brawer, and Carlos Yang
  • This study assessed whether or not community health workers maintain competency in malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) administration over a twelve-month period as well as  the CHW characteristics, such as age or level of experience, that influence competencies. The results indicate that a majority of CHWs maintain RDT competency over at least a twelve-month period and that younger age and...

    Reads: 154
    Author(s): Matthew R. Boyce, Diana Menya, Elizabeth L. Turner, Jeremiah Laktabai, and Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara
  • This policy brief provides evidence-based recommendations to support community-based CHW services with sufficient resources to address social determinants of health. The goal of these recommendations is to increase the establishment of healthcare policies related to CHW services for communities facing health inequities. 

    Reads: 117
    Author(s): Hispanic Health Council in partnership with Southwestern AHEC and a panel of Community Health Worker Policy Research Experts  
  • This study examines Community Health Workers’ perceptions of how the Zimbabwe study for Enhancing Testing and Improving Treatment of HIV in Children (ZENITH) randomized controlled trial’s structure and management affected their performance. The results of the study showed that CHWs saw the intervention as acceptable, feasible, and expressed overall strong job satisfaction. Long term...

    Reads: 153
    Author(s): Joanna Busza, Ethel Dauya, Tsitsi Bandason, Victoria Simms, Chido Dziva Chikwari, Memory Makamba, Grace Mchugh, Shungu Munyati, Prosper Chonzi, and Rashida A. Ferrand
  • A literature review and synthesis of the roles and functions of community health workers in primary care designed to provide insight on how to better to integrate community health workers in primary care. The article analyses 30 studies, 12 functions and 3 prominent CHW roles and discusses the implications of CHW training and clinical support in primary care. 

    Reads: 121
    Author(s): Andrea L. Hartzler, Leah Tuzzio, Clarissa Hsu, and Edward H. Wagner
  • Community health workers and accountability: reflections from an international “think-in,” presents a commentary with recommendations for research and further development in the area of CHWs and improved general health system accountability.”

    Reads: 171
    Author(s): Marta Schaaf, Jonathan Fox, Stephanie M. Topp, Caitlin Warthin, Lynn P. Freedman, Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Sundararaman Thiagarajan, Kerry Scott, Thoko Maboe, Margareth Zanchetta, Ana Lorena Ruano, Maryse Kok and Svea Closser
  • On May 21, 2018, a side event was hosted by the Governments of Ethiopia and Ecuador at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, addressing the contributions and effectiveness of Community Health Workers in Primary Health Care and Universal Health Care Coverage. This background document, makes the case for the importance of CHWs in primary health care and the achievement of universal health...

    Reads: 90
  • This report shows the preliminary results of the USAID SQALE Program model for quality improvement at a community level. Community health volunteers have improved reporting, community engagement with the health care system, and efficiency and performance. 

    Reads: 96
    Author(s): Vicki Doyle, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lynda Keeru, and Kate Hawkins
  • This study examines how Brazilian primary health care handles domestic violence against women. A gap between policies and practical application were found at local levels and community health workers were found to be critical to opening dialogue between women experiencing violence and the health care system.

    Reads: 93
    Author(s): Marcos Claudio Signorelli, Angela Taft, and Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

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