Our wins.

CHIC Safari Doctors men
Safari Doctors

IMPACT, BY THE NUMBERS

A sea change in global guidance.

7 of 8

proCHW best practices enshrined in inaugural WHO CHW guidelines

1st

ever guidance for counting CHWs with UNICEF, The Global Fund & others

158,783

scholarly article views across nine peer-reviewed publications

Momentum in international funding.

1

policy change for direct CHW payment at U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative

$100,000,000

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

1st

COP guidance called for CHW pay & policy reform at PEPFAR

A spark for national policy change.

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

POLICY DASHBOARD

IMPACT, VIA TESTIMONIALS

THE BIG, HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOAL

95 LMICs adopt proCHW best practices into national policy.

Since founding the Coalition, we have made the idea of unpaid CHWs unreasonable. Never mind the idea of talking about CHWs without CHWs in the room. But nobody’s ready for a victory lap.

In the mid term, we aim to see these outcomes:

1

Research

Norm creation: all future global guidelines regarding CHWs include proCHW principles

2

Advocate

Norm adoption: more and better investments to support proCHW programs

3

Activate

Norm entrenchment: CHW associations mobilized to win and monitor proCHW national policy

In the long term, we aim to create a world full of professional CHWs who are:

1

Salaried

financially compensated at a competitive rate

2

Skilled

well-trained via continuous medical education

3

Supervised

regularly managed and mentored with 1:1 coaching

4

Supplied

reliably equipped with medicine and materials

Nyaya Health Nepal baby
Nyaya Health Nepal

OUR ENDGAME

Equity is the only acceptable goal.

CHIC is but one in a large field of actors that design, fund, implement, and set policies for CHW programs. To track our impact, we consider the following:

  • How the Coalition’s research is changing the parameters for community health design and implementation globally
  • How our advocacy results in increased resource mobilization for proCHWs
  • How effectively we activate our network to achieve policy wins

Our work is finished when proCHWs are the norm worldwide. Or when there are diminishing returns on the Coalition’s contributions toward moving this needle.

In the words of Dr. Paul Farmer, “equity is the only acceptable goal.”