by Cindil Redick, Hannah Sarah Faich Dini, Lesley-Anne Long
mPowering Frontline Health Workers, July 2014
It is evident from sources assessed for this review that more research is needed on community health worker (CHW) training programs. CHW training occurs in a wide variety of settings and varies in duration. The literature points to a need for mandatory, consistent evaluation of training programs. Among the programs surveyed, only a small number actually implemented evaluation practices, and some of them did not implement the practices consistently. Even fewer had data available to review. Although additional information may exist in non-public forms such as internal reports, the lack of readily available information about the programs hampers the ability to draw strong conclusions on optimal CHW training methodologies.