Engaging Communities to Improve Health and Nutrition Outcomes: The Role of Community Volunteers in INHP
INHP adopted a multiple volunteer per village model, with one volunteer serving the immediate neighborhood of about 20-30 households to rationalize volunteer workloads and to ensure cultural compatibility. Capacities of these volunteers, called Change Agents, were built through a mix of structured training events and on-thejob support by AWW of the ICDS program and ANM of the health programs. This paper details the RACHNAâ€™s experience with Change Agents and discusses the relevance of the experience for other large-scale community volunteer programs, particularly within the context of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN). [CARE WP No. 11].
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