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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

August 30, 2018 marked an important milestone for CHW Central. We reached 1000 resources! That’s 1000 sources of information about how to make CHWs effective in their work to expand access to quality health services for the poorest and most underserved populations in the US and across the globe.

These resources demonstrate that when properly trained and supported, CHWs improve the health and wellbeing of the populations they serve. Yet, as the numbers of CHWs rapidly expand across the globe, we still have a lot to learn about how to bring CHW programs to scale and make them sustainable.

Since 2011, CHW Central has been identifying and posting publications, white papers, reports, podcasts, webinars and other material that advances knowledge and understanding about CHWs and CHW programs.  These resources only make a difference if they are used,  and you have used them! Our most popular resources have been accessed thousands of times. These valued tools include:


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