The problem: a dual human rights issue.
Despite decades of global health investment, 1 billion people cannot access essential health services.
THE SOUND SOLUTION
Community Health Impact Coalition is making professional community health workers (proCHWs) the norm worldwide. We create international guidelines. We increase global funding. And we win national policy.
Indisputable evidence confirms that CHWs improve health outcomes—with considerable equity and economic dividends. Governments can generate a 10:1 return on investment with community health workers. And proCHWs could save two million lives annually.
CHIC is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit founded in 2019. The Coalition includes thousands of CHWs and dozens of global health organizations in 60+ countries across five WHO regions. Collective strength, collective impact.
WHAT WE DO
OUR UNAPOLOGETIC VISION
“The progress of professional community health workers is a beautiful story of a scalable solution. CHIC is emergent, brought into being by the doers themselves. It is wisely organized around explicit best practices for an effective proCHW model.”
—Kevin Starr, Mulago Foundation
proCHW best practices enshrined in inaugural WHO CHW guidelines
largest-ever fund for national proCHW programs with Africa Frontline First
CHW Advocates on the first ever CHW Speaker Bureau
CHWs from 20 countries completed the CHW Advocates course (so far)
countries with a confirmed proCHW policy