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"How Community Health Workers Act As A ‘Bridge’ For Patients Needing Extra Help"


For the month of September, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign and mPowering Frontline Health Workers are supporting HIFA to hold an in-depth exploration around the need for improved data on community health worker (CHW) programs, and how we can meet these needs in the post-2015 era.  Click here to learn more and join the discussion.


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Video Spotlight

"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Community Health Workers build bridges between communities and health services.

Robin Hammond, 2011

From reproductive health to nutrition to care for chronic conditions, community health workers are being asked to help communities become healthier, particularly in areas where professional health workers are scarce.

Ibby Caputo; WGBH, 2013

Evidence shows that trained CHWs can diagnose and treat children under 5 for malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia, while teaching parents to provide care at home.

Caroline Grogan, 2008

April 17, 2019 

This week CHWCentral had the privilege of attending the 20th annual Unity Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. For our global audience, the Unity Conference is the US national CHW conference. Attended by more than 800 people, many of them CHWs from across the United States, the conference highlighted some of the major issues and advancements in US CHW programs, many of which will resonate with CHWCentral’s global audience.

A major event during this year’s Unity Conference was the launch of the newly formed National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW). NACHW’s mission is “To unify the voices of community health workers and strengthen the profession’s capacity to promote healthy communities.”

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