World Relief (WR) staff developed the Care Group model in Mozambique in 1995. Food for the Hungry (FH) adopted the model in Mozambique in 1997 after discussions with WR project staff, and both organizations have pioneered use of the model since then. A Care Group (CG) is a group of 10-15 volunteer, community-based health educators who regularly meet together with project staff for training and supervision. They are different from typical mother’s groups in that each volunteer is responsible for regularly visiting 10-15 of her neighbors, sharing what she has learned and facilitating behavior change at the household level. Care Groups create a multiplying effect to equitably reach every beneficiary household with interpersonal behavior change communication, including promotion of health service utilization. They also provide the structure for a community health information system that reports on new pregnancies, births and deaths detected during home visits.