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The Value of Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management in Low-Income Populations: A Qualitative Study

Authors: Silverman, J., Krieger, J., Sayre, G., Nelson, K.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Selected Health Conditions, US- based

An article from the Journal of Community Health analyzing completed home visit encounter forms completed by CHWs serving low-income patients with diabetes. CHWs identified common barriers to diabetes management, including limited knowledge of self-management skills, socioeconomic barriers, and difficulty in accessing healthcare.

The Role of Community Health Workers in Supporting South Africa’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Programme

Authors: Mottiar, S., Lodge, T.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, HIV/AIDS

A qualitative study of community health workers involved in South Africa’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme. Examines CHWs’ motivations and and stressors, as well as factors impacting the long-term sustainability of the treatment programme.

Abstract available on Taylor and Francis website. (You may need to purchase the full text article.)

The Role of Community Health Workers in Improving HIV Treatment Outcomes in Children: Lessons Learned from the ZENITH Trial in Zimbabwe

Authors: Busza, J., Dauya, E. , Bandason, T., Simms, V. , Chikwari, C.D., et. al.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, HIV/AIDS, Scope of Practice

A study assessing community health workers’ experiences delivering HIV treatment interventions in Zimbabwe. Offers insights regarding sustainability of CHW programs.

The Effectiveness of Treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) Delivered by Community Health Workers Compared to a Traditional Facility Based Model

Authors: Alvarez Moran, J. L. , Franck Ale, G. B. , Charle, P., Sessions, N. , Doumbia, S. , et. al

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Selected Health Conditions

This study compares the treatment of severe acute malnutrition by community health workers with treatment received at local health facilities. The findings suggest that CHWs are able to effectively treat SAM.

Supportive Supervision and Constructive Relationships with Healthcare Workers Support CHW Performance: Use of a Qualitative Framework to Evaluate CHW Programming in Uganda

Authors: Ludwick, T., Turyakira, E., Kyomuhangi, T., Manalili, K., Robinson, S., et. al.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Training and Supervision

A qualitative study addressing community health worker performance in Uganda. Focus groups were conducted with both low and high performing teams to assess the impact of supervision, peer support, relationships with other healthcare providers and retention and incentive structures on CHW performance.