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USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening

Prevention and promotion have a high impact on sustained improvements in health systems performance. USAID focuses on an integrated, comprehensive and holistic approach to improve health systems to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

Finnish Social and Health Care Professionals' Perspective of the Future

The aim of the study is to describe the perceptions on the future of professionals in the social services and healthcare sector in Finland. The study examines on what the sector will be like, what kind of competence will be required and how this will be obtained in 2025 and onwards.

Birth to 5: Watch me thrive! A child welfare caseworker’s guide for developmental and behavioral screening

Because children and youth with developmental challenges are over-represented in the foster care system, it is especially important that child welfare workers are informed about and involved with the process of developmental and behavioral screening. If developmental concerns are caught early,...

The Norrtaelje Model: A unique model for integrated health and social care in Sweden

The Norrtaelje model is a Swedish initiative that transformed the funding and organisation of health and social care in order to better integrate care for older people with complex needs. In the Norrtaelje model, this transformation made it possible to bringing the team together, to transfer...

Care Groups: Summary of the Child Survival Outcomes Achieved Using Volunteer CHWs in Resource-Constrained Settings

When implemented by strong international NGOs with adequate funding, Care Groups have been remarkably effective in increasing population coverage of key child survival interventions at a low cost.

Care Groups: An Innovative Community-Based Strategy for Improving Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health

New approaches are urgently needed that can be applied in settings with weak health systems and a scarcity of human resources for health. The Care Group approach uses facilitators, who are a lower-level cadre of paid workers, to work with groups of 12 or so volunteers (the Care Group), and each...

Professionalizing Under-Recognized Cadres to Strengthen Health Systems

Social service and supply chain personnel are two cadres of health workers that often lack support and a voice in the health system, hindering their education, career development and professional growth. Yet social service workers form a vital safety net for children and families made vulnerable by...

Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

The CHW Reference Guide is designed for new CHW programs that are beginningthe planning process as well as for existing programs that are being strengthened or scaled up.

Strategic Partnering to Improve Community Health Worker Programming & Performance

There is robust evidence that community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries can improve their clients’ health and well-being. The evidence on proven strategies to enhance and sustain CHW performance at scale, however, is limited. Nevertheless, CHW stakeholders need...

Helping Children Who Are Deaf: Support for Parents and Caregivers

Hesperian's Children's Disability Set covers all the major areas of physical disability in children, offering fun and useful therapy techniques, skills for daily living, and methods of low-cost rehabilitation aids. This chapter from "Helping Children Who Are Deaf", "Support for Parents and...

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