Does it Matter HOW We Train CHWs? A cRCT to Test a New Training Method’s Impact on Child Stunting in Peru

Session Date: April 22, 2021

Session Description: Community health workers (CHWs) need to be empowered with cultural and relational competencies so they can help mothers develop the capabilities and agency to put their learning into practice. We developed and tested a new CHW training method, Sharing Histories, in which CHWs recount memories of childbearing experiences, on which new learning is built. In addition to describing the new training method, the session will review the design, analysis and results of the cluster-randomized trial which was embedded within a larger 4-year community-based primary health care project in rural Peru. Reduction of child stunting was the primary outcome measure tested, with encouraging results.

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