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What do we all stand to gain from a common definition of Community Health Workers?  A new report from the Frontline Health Workers Coalition calls for not only a common definition but an agreed-upon set of core tasks and the creation of guidelines for a minimum data set of information on CHWs. Read more here

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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

Our vision is to improve and sustain a dynamic global web-based resource that promotes and engages CHWs, enables the wide and rapid sharing of information about CHW work and management, offers resources to help improve CHW programs and CHW performance, and provides a forum for continuous and online discussions and exchanges among CHWs, public health professionals and program managers in the United States and across the globe.

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Kate Hawkins, REACHOUT Consortium and Secretary of the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of CHWs, summarizes the research priorities generated in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town. The TWG includes academics, policy makers and implementers who will undertake and share research on the existing evidence base on CHWs and generate new knowledge to guide decision makers on developing accessible, equitable and efficient CHW programs. 

What happened at our community health worker meeting in Cape Town?

The symposium, held from September 30th through October 3rd, addressed the for (a) need universal health care and strengthening health systems, (b) relevant research topics and methods and, (c) knowledge networks and learning. The Global Health Systems Global Thematic Working Groups (TWG) with over 1500 members from more than 90 countries will take the recommendations forward.

2000 participants, including policy-makers, activists, community representatives, managers, researchers and educators from 125 countries shared new information and insights from their experiences with the journey to universal health coverage (UHC), and developed a deeper understanding of people-centered health systems. 

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