Common Methodological Training Across HeLTI Sites
Healthy Conversation Skills
Healthy Conversation Skills (HCS) is an engagement strategy based on a social-cognitive model of health behavior, which emphasizes the role of increasing confidence in promoting behavior change (cite). Its premise is that providing individuals with knowledge alone is insufficient to change behavior unless they are also motivated and empowered to change. This approach appears more effective than comparable forms of counselling in eliciting behavior change, where even brief interventions can be effective in producing small but important changes in behavior (cite). Personnel were trained in HCS within each country by Mary Barker and/or Wendy Lawrence from the University of Southampton.
Standardized Anthropometric Measurement
Experts from the World Health Organization trained all teams on anthropometric standard operating procedures and guidelines for infants, children and adults.