Design and Development of a Digital Program for Training Non-specialist Health Workers to Deliver an Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Depression in Primary Care in India

Oct 9,2020 | Consortium_staff Webinars

Monday, October 26, 10:00-11:00am EST

Digital technologies hold promise for building capacity of non-specialist health workers towards scaling up depression care in low-resource settings. In this presentation, presenters describe the systematic approach to designing a digital program for training non-specialist health workers to deliver an evidence-based brief psychological treatment for depression, called the Healthy Activity Program, in primary care in rural India.

Speakers will provide an overview of the steps throughout the design and development process, as well as efforts to develop the digital platform, digital content; and to closely involve non-specialist health workers through multiple rounds of user feedback, field testing, and focus group discussions.

The study recruited non-specialist health workers from primary care facilities in Madhya Pradesh, India, and their insights were critical in informing modifications and improvements to the digital training program. The study illustrates a step-wise approach to combine evidence-based content with iterative feedback from stakeholders to develop a digital training program tailored to the context in a low-resource setting.

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