Care Groups in Emergencies (IMC)

Care Groups in Emergencies: Evidence on the Use of Care Groups and Peer Support Groups in Emergency Settings

International Medical Corps (IMC)
November 2014 to April 2015
OutputsEvent, presentation, research, resources
Technical Area
Social and behavioral change

The Care Group approach, a specific type of peer support and learning group model, has proven instrumental in addressing issues of food insecurity and nutrition within many development contexts. International Medical Corps and other implementing partners modified the model for use in emergency contexts. International Medical Corps sought a small grant to gather evidence on the use of Care Groups and two other types of peer support and learning groups, Cascade Groups and Mother-to-Mother Support Groups, in emergency settings and develop recommendations to ensure their effective use in these contexts.

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