Last Mile Health
Village Reach
UNICEF/Alahmadi

THE DUAL HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE

Millions of community health workers are not salaried, skilled, supervised, and supplied.

70% of CHWs are women. Half in low- and middle-income countries are unsalaried. The ultimate injustice? One billion people will never see a health worker.
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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.

Our reason

Because

chws work.

About us

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.

Meet CHIC

WHAT WE DO

A powerful, symbiotic machine for policy change.

See our tactics

Research, Advocate, Activate
Research

Research

We equip international norm setters with evidence to create proCHW guidelines.

Advocate

Advocate

We influence global financing institutions to increase proCHW funding.

Activate

Activate

We mobilize in-country networks to win national proCHW policy.

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OUR UNAPOLOGETIC VISION

Quality care for all, including those who provide it.

“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

OUR WINS

7 of 8

proCHW best practices enshrined in inaugural WHO CHW guidelines

$100,000,000

largest-ever fund for national proCHW programs with Africa Frontline First

62

CHW Advocates on the first ever CHW Speaker Bureau

4646

CHWs from 20 countries completed the CHW Advocates course (so far)

39

countries with a confirmed proCHW policy

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RADICAL COLLABORATORS

Large-scale social change is a team sport.

Featured CHWs
Nuru Muhamed Ali

Nuru Muhamed Ali

Tanzania

Dramane Konaté

Dramane Konaté

Mali

Dickson Nansima Mbewe

Dickson Nansima Mbewe

Malawi

Margaret Odera

Margaret Odera

Kenya