Investigating and improving a Community Health Worker-based model for non-communicable diseases: Care among Syrian refugees in Jordan

Through a population-based survey, the IRC will establish the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes, barriers to accessing care, and the proportion of cases not under care. With this and data from a systems dynamics analysis and qualitative research with stakeholders, the study will identify pathways for community health worker service provision, technical gaps, and areas of adaptation. This re-designed community health worker strategy will then be implemented and tested, including a cost-efficiency analysis. The study is in the beginning stages, and full results are expected in 2021.

The Airbel Impact Lab at IRC is a team of researchers, strategists and innovators committed to the accelerated design, rigorous evaluation and cost-effective scaling of the most impactful solutions supporting people affected by crisis.