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WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes

This resource related to community health worker remuneration, training and education, data collection, certification, career ladder, supervision, offers best practices that can be replicated by social service workers and other community service providers. The data demonstrates that when all of...

Where is Developmental Social Work as Social Work Practice Method in Tanzania? The case of Dar es Salaam Region

Developmental social work is a process of planned social change designed to promote the well-being of the population. The main objective of this study was to be realized by: examining social workers knowledge and perceptions towards developmental social work, identifying challenges faced by social...

What does Effectiveness Mean? A qualitative assessment of two child protection systems

Interviews conducted with child protective services administrators and workers show that they are unaware of empirical evidence to support effectiveness and are unable to determine how to measure effectiveness. This article suggests collecting quality data and partnering with systems, such as...

Exploring the Attributes and Practices of Alumni Associations that Advance Social Change

Through a multi-case study, this research explores how three higher education alumni associations organize to influence social change in Georgia, Ghana, and Mongolia. All organizations started as international scholarship program alumni associations, yet findings show they developed into social...

Inter-European Social Workers’ Mobility within a Dynamic Social Work and Immigration Policy Context: A case study of England

This article reviews the fast-moving social work and immigration policy context and the role of inter-European social workers, using England as a case study of destination. Based on registration data of non-UK qualified social workers (2003–2017), a survey of 97 stakeholders from 27 European Union...

Implementation Research: New imperatives and opportunities in global health

This Health Policy paper presents purposively selected case studies to illustrate the essential characteristics of implementation research and its application in low-income and middle-income countries. The case studies are organised into four categories related to the purposes of using...

Building Evidence for the Effectiveness of Workforce Interventions: The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development Approach

This presentation demonstrates the need for effective, research-supported strategies to improve recruitment and retention of the child welfare workforce.

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale: Community health workers and the expansion of first 1000 days services in South Africa

Well-supported para-professionals, including CHWs and other home visitors, can be effective partners in addressing health inequities, but training, skills and functions should be clarified and training aligned.

Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies

There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the negative impacts that staff turnover can have on children, families, and other staff in agencies that provide Wraparound care coordination. The cost to replace staff is also high. This report highlights findings from a study toward determining...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises

This issue in Humanitarian Practice Network includes several articles that highlight opportunities for integrating MHPSS programming in humanitarian response, ways to overcome the challenges associated with introducing multi-sectoral interventions into existing systems, research and operational...

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