With SLFNHA we have developed a Community Health Worker (CHW) Program that helps to support and improve care for people living with diabetes.
CHW programs have been successfully deployed around the world to address a spectrum of health needs, particularly in remote and rural communities where there is often a shortage of highly trained health workers. CHWs are often members of the community and therefore speak the local language and possess a deeper understanding of the cultural practices and issues impacting the community.
As part of the CHW Diabetes Program we train and mentor CHWs in diabetes management and support using customized and culturally appropriate training tools. CHWs are already on the frontline of delivering community care and our goal is to provide them with the support they need to better perform this challenging role.