Video Spotlight

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

Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention E-Learning training series provides written and audio information regarding what CHWs are and what they do, as well as, details about CHW workforce issues and development, sustainable funding, and moving policy and systems forward. The training also provides links to CHWs resources and programs in the US.

SONRISA: A Curriculum Toolbox for Promoters/Community Health Workers to Address Mental/Emotional Health Associated with Diabetes

This curriculum was created by the Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion at the University of Arizona. The tool was designed for promoters/CHWs to use in their work with clients to prevent and manage diabetes and the mental/emotional health complications associated with diabetes.  The tool is available in both English and Spanish.

Improving Outcomes with Community Health Workers

Partner in Health's Program Management Guide discusses strategies to help organizations implement a CHW program to improve access as well as the quality of care that is provided in resource-limited areas. A CHW program can significantly improve health outcomes, particularly for the poorest members of the community. In PIH's accompaniment model of care, patients build a trusting relationship with one CHW who will remain with them until healthy.

How to Mobilize Communities for Health and Social Change

This field guide is designed for health program directors and managers of community-based programs who are considering using community mobilization to improve health at the individual, family, and community level. The field guide contains illustrative examples and lessons learned in community mobilization experiences from around the world, focusing on working with disadvantaged or marginalized groups in developing countries.


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