Financing Community Health Programs for Scale and Sustainability
This course series presents an in-depth exploration of the financing value chain needed to understand resource needs as well as to mobilize resources for community health. The series aims to engage learners with insights from stakeholders within Ministries of Health (MOH), Ministries of Finance (MOF), global health institutions, private sector organizations, and academia, supported by examples demonstrating how different financing approaches have been implemented in practice.
This presentation provides an overview of the six key steps for financing a community health system, from aligning political will to policy, costing, creating a “case,” engaging funders, building a gap analysis, and identifying new sources.
Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs
Learn to deliver high-quality primary health care at scale through national community health worker programs. Created by health systems leaders FOR health systems leaders.
This EdX course introduces learners to the core concepts of community health worker programs, and explores what is needed to build and strengthen large-scale programs in order to improve access to high-quality health services. The curriculum highlights the key components of designing community health systems, addresses common management challenges, and showcases lessons learned from a range of contributors — from community-level practitioners to government leaders and other global health experts. Through case studies of exemplar countries (including Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Liberia), participants will learn from leaders across the globe how to advocate for, build, and optimize community health worker programs.
CHW AIM: Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix
This tool can be used to identify design and implementation gaps in both small- and national-scale CHW programs, and close gaps in policy and practice.
WHO Guideline on Optimizing Community Health Programs
The Guideline uses state-of-the-art evidence to identify effective policy options to strengthen community health worker (CHW) programme performance through their proper integration in health systems and communities. Intended as a tool for national policy makers and planners and their international partners to use in the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of effective community health worker programmes, the Guideline contains pragmatic recommendations on selection, training and certification; management and supervision: and integration into health systems and community engagement.