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Strengthening Healthcare

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With communities at the center, CARE is working to support more effective and motivated health workers.

CARE goes beyond providing health services and works to address the barriers that prevent the most vulnerable people from accessing quality, equitable health care. We use our signature approaches like Social Analysis and Action (which helps people transform social norms) and the Community Score Card© (a citizen-driven accountability approach that facilitates access to quality services).

With communities at the center, CARE is working to support more effective and motivated health workers. We also increase health systems’ ability to serve the people who are hardest to reach and to respond to crisis. We know local communities are experts on their own situations and working together is the best way to build strong, self-sustaining, and equitable health systems.

13

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women are using modern contraceptives with support from CARE

CARE 2019

Highlighted Strengthening Healthcare Programs

PHE Preparedness Initiative

To build the capacity of CARE and of the communities to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health emergencies, with an emphasis on enhancing disease prevention through community engagement and early detection through community-based surveillance.

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Community Score Card for PMTCT

This project adapts CARE’s Community Score Card© to enable women living with HIV and their health service providers to improve the delivery and quality of services in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Bihar Technical Support Program

This program supports the Health and Social Welfare Departments of the Government of Bihar, India, to reduce rates of maternal, newborn, and child mortality and malnutrition, and to improve the quality of reproductive health services.

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Key Approaches

Community Score Card© (CSC)

This project adapts CARE’s Community Score Card© to enable women living with HIV and their health service providers to improve the delivery and quality of services in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Social Analysis and Action (SAA)

CARE’s signature approach to gender norm transformation is Social Analysis and Action (SAA), a facilitated process through which individuals explore and challenge the social norms, beliefs, and practices that shape their lives and health.

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