CHWS

AcronymDefinition
CHWSCenter for Health Workforce Studies (various locations)
CHWSChilled Water Supply
CHWSCounseling, Health and Wellness Services (University of Puget Sound)
CHWSClarified Human Whole Saliva (oral bacteria research)
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A CHW approach has the potential to make an impact at a community level, and may need to expand to include all women of childbearing age, not just pregnant women and those in the immediate postpartum period.
Community health workers (CHWs) are local inhabitants and trained to serve the people of their respective community for basic public health and nutrition services.
CHWs in particular are the backbone of Rwanda's health system.
The program will be coordinated by Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, a seasoned organization who led the adoption of Illinois first CHW legislation.
Whereas we can argue that CHWs fully depend on soft skills, the balance of authority to speak on the subject, verifiable training on the issue at hand and undoubted intentions for the community are vital in their work.
Health education and counseling program and follow up of expectant women by CHWs in intervention site was effective in increasing the number of women delivering under SBC in intervention site compared to control site.
CHWs have an interesting potential for the development of innovative actions, consistent with their "hybrid and polyphonic" profile: being at the same time natives of the community and endo-cultured professionals primarily trained on the biomedical model (13).
Before taking up the DHB role, she had worked for six years as nurse lead at the South Seas Healthcare clinic in Otara, where she helped lead a team of nurses and CHWs. Trying to attract nurses to the new service was a challenge, she said, as most Pacific nurses choose to work in secondary care and have little or no PHC experience.
As availability of telephone and internet access has improved there are now reports of mobile technology being used to assist CHWs particularly related to delivering prenatal care and family planning services.
ROKHA DISTRICT: Saeed, who is from Dara Abshar district, is at the Rokha DH because of the public awareness campaigns conducted by voluntary Community Health Workers (CHWs).
CHWs are front-line public health worker representative of the community that they serve (Arvey & Fernandez, 2012; Wennerstrom, 2014).