Workforce

Job Aids and Tools

Figure 1. The SPRING Framework for Applying Systems Thinking to Nutrition

In 2015, SPRING developed a simple framework for applying systems thinking to nutrition-related actions (figure 1), built off the work in USAID’s paper on local systems (2014b), the United...

Front page of deworming protocol. contains the title in Kyrgyz with a lime green background.

The national clinical protocol on deworming, approved in January 2017 by the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Health (MOH), establishes new treatments for helminth infection.

Keywords: Workforce
Location: Kyrgyz Republic
Health worker examining pregnant woman

SPRING has developed a simple and easy-to-use toolkit for mapping the nutrition workforce within the health sector. The purpose of this assessment is to collect data on nutrition-specific...

Keywords: Workforce

Reports

Figure 3: Nutrition, Growth, and Development in the Community. "The illustration in figure 3 depicts an ideal community that has all of the ingredients for good nutrition, growth, and development."

The SPRING project is committed to creating an environment where nutrition, growth, and development is possible. We believe that program designers, planners, and implementers must work...

Four women and one man measuring a newborn

Recognizing the need for training health care workers (HCW), the gap in knowledge related to effective training approaches, and the extensive resources that are invested in trainings, we...

Grain Storage: Mercy Corps

In March and April 2014, SPRING conducted a rapid, participatory process review to document experience and learning from activities that are utilizing a common strategy to promote nutrition...

News

Picking up materials from the SPRING booth

SPRING’s presentation highlighted the role of Village Health Teams in closing the gap between health facilities and caregivers.

Dr. Lamstein presenting

At this event, Sascha Lamstein presented on nutrition workforce training methods, using data gathered during SPRING’s work in Haiti.

Nicole Racine, SPRING/Haiti country manager handing the microphone to Center Nutrition Focal Point, Miss Ninette Dupuy with Trainers from Hopital Ste Therese de Hinche at the closing ceremony on October 13, 2015.

SPRING/Haiti praised trainings and information gained during the project and will continue toward NACS and IYCF goals.

Briefs

Photo of two women at a table going over a diagram.

The SPRING project in Bangladesh partners with a multitude of government health staff to reach pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two via numerous contact points in a...

Location: Bangladesh

Training Materials

Diagram of how to hold an infant

Le « Guide provisoire du facilitateur pour la formation du personnel de santé dans les établissements sanitaires » fournit certes une base pour renforcer les capacités de ces derniers à...

Health worker shows a mother proper breastfeeding techiques while the father looks on

Cette « Formation sur site pour le personnel de santé: Assistance-Conseil sur l’Alimentation du Nourrisson et du Jeune Enfant (ANJE)» a été développée avec le support du projet SPRING, en...

Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions: A Reference Handbook for Peace Corps Volunteers and Community Volunteers

The training aims to empower Peace Corps Staff, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), and Community Volunteers (CVs) with knowledge and proven-effective messages on women’s nutrition, infant and...

Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions: A Four Hour Orientation for Peace Corps Volunteers and Community Volunteers

The training aims to empower Peace Corps Staff, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), and Community Volunteers (CVs) with knowledge and proven-effective messages on women’s nutrition, infant and...

Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions: A Training Guide for Peace Corps Health Volunteers and Peace Corps Staff

The training aims to empower Peace Corps Staff, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), and Community Volunteers (CVs) with knowledge and proven-effective messages on women’s nutrition, infant and...

Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions: A Training Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers and Community Volunteers

The training aims to empower Peace Corps Staff, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), and Community Volunteers (CVs) with knowledge and proven-effective messages on women’s nutrition, infant and...

Covers of the Community Health Worker's Training Guide and Handbook

These training materials include a set of reference tools to be used at the community level to promote and support improved nutrition practices.

Activities

Two women smiling during training

SPRING conducts trainings for health care providers to improve the quality and quantity of nutrition services and counselling throughout the Kyrgyz Republic.

Anemia working group members

SPRING works at the national level on a range of nutrition issues, including anemia, deworming, and advocating for the inclusion of nutrition in pre-service training of healthcare providers...

data collection screen

Understanding the availability, spread, capacity, and role of the nutrition workforce is an essential step to implement and scale up nutrition programs. With this in mind, SPRING developed...

Keywords: Workforce
Location: Haiti

Journal Articles

Success Stories

A community health care provider meets with a lactating mother at Atakathi Community Clinic.

In Bangladesh, seven million children suffer from stunting caused by undernutrition, which means that they are unable to develop to their full mental and physical potential. But one health...

Using OJT for Better Nutrition in Haiti

Patricia Chéry is a nurse in the prenatal unit at Hôpital Maternité de Carrefour in West Department, Haiti. Miss Chéry, as with many healthcare workers in Haiti, has received training from...

Photo of Priscilla counseling a group of pregnant and lactating mothers

Priscilla received a five-day training on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, intended to create a cadre of coaches at the local government area level. The community-based IYCF...

Counseling Toward Healthier Communities

Jesmin is a community health care provider at the Krisnakathi Community Clinic in the southern delta region of Bangladesh. Her training did not prepare her to counsel new mothers,...

Events

Engaging Extension and Advisory Service Providers in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Agriculture extension agents are a valuable source of information and expertise for many small-scale farmers across the globe. As global understanding builds around the linkages between...

Engaging Extension and Advisory Service Providers in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Agriculture extension agents are a valuable source of information and expertise for many small-scale farmers across the globe. As global understanding builds around the linkages between...

Posters

Profile of the Public Health Nutrition Workforce in Five High-Burden Stunting Countries: Constraining and Enabling Factors

SPRING’s Nutrition Workforce Mapping Tool is designed to be an efficient tool to map and summarize the various cadres of workers engaged in providing nutrition services at the country level...

Keywords: Workforce, Stunting

A2Z Resources

Training Frontline Health and ICDS Workers in Uttar Pradesh

This child anemia training module for training frontline health and Integrated Child Development Services workers in Uttar Pradesh includes training module, resources, capsules, and...

Keywords: Anemia, Workforce
Location: India

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

Linking agricultural extension and advisory service with participatory learning and action on nutrition and health has the potential to improve the sustainability and impact of food and...

Peace Corps volunteers are uniquely placed to promote changes in agricultural and nutrition practices due to their placement in “last-mile” communities, as well as the relationships within...

Keywords: Workforce

FFBS is aimed at increasing community nutrition through enhanced local smallholder farmer agricultural practices. Targeting community-based trainers, country office staff, and local NGO...

Keywords: Workforce

Does women’s work in agriculture help or hinder nutrition in Pakistan? The paper examines various linkages between agricultural labor and childcare using insights gained from qualitative...

Keywords: Gender, Workforce