Care Groups Planning and M&E Tools
We have posted several Care Group and Monitoring & Evaluation tools for your use.
Statistical Calculators and Worksheets
This zipped file contains English and Spanish versions of Excel worksheets for calculating sample size (for one-time and repeat studies); generating indicator confidence intervals for both categorical and continuous data (for LQAS/SRS [d.e.=1] and cluster sampling [d.e.=2]); a worksheet that helps you choose interview areas for cluster sampling and LQAS (i.e, an automatic sampling frame); and LQAS tabulation tables where you plug in your data and project targets, decision rules are calculated automatically, and a sheet summarizes which project supervision areas are above and below target and above and below-average coverage.
Care Group LQAS Example
These files (zipped) provide an example of how LQAS can be used to periodically measure changes in behavior and provide concise feedback to each district on what they need to continue to work on.
Care Group Budget Template
This Care Group Budget Template has been used by FH as a starting point for budget development in many of its CG projects. The template can help you to remember important costs that should be included in most CG projects.
Care Group Planning Tool
This tool, developed by Carolyn Wetzel, Former Director of Health Programs at Food for the Hungry, allows you to enter demographic data and have an estimation of the number of Care Groups, Promoters, and Care Group volunteers needed, as well as estimates of the beneficiary population that you will serve.
Management of Childhood Infections Lesson Plan
Lessons, stories, and activities in the Management of Childhood Infections Lesson Plan complement the information provided in the Management of Childhood Infections Leader Mother Flipchart. Each lesson begins with objectives. These are the behavior, knowledge and belief objectives that are covered in the lesson. Make sure that each of these objectives is reinforced during the lesson.