IMPACT, BY THE NUMBERS
A sea change in global guidance.
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proCHW best practices enshrined in inaugural WHO CHW guidelines
ever guidance for counting CHWs with UNICEF, The Global Fund & others
scholarly article views across nine peer-reviewed publications
Momentum in international funding.
policy change for direct CHW payment at U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
largest-ever fund for national proCHW programs with Africa Frontline First
COP guidance called for CHW pay & policy reform at PEPFAR
A spark for national policy change.
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
IMPACT, VIA TESTIMONIALS
“The most effective coalition I’ve been part of. An advocacy group that is actually taking action.”
“CHIC is a source of endless encouragement and hope for CHWs towards their work.”
“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.”
“We’re more powerful, even in our single context, when speaking as part of a global collective.”
“A deeply committed team of changemakers that prioritizes action-minded advocacy to champion the professionalization of CHWs everywhere.”
“The amount of times per day someone will say ‘Can we ask CHIC?’ is hard to count, and I think that will continue to be the case.”
“Dynamic and action-oriented coalition that is unapologetically working to make professional CHWs a reality”
“One of the most action-oriented coalitions I have seen or been part of.”
THE BIG, HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOAL
40+ 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:
Norm creation: all future global guidelines regarding CHWs include proCHW best practices
Norm adoption: funders mobilize more resources for proCHW programs
Norm entrenchment: more low- and middle-income countries adopt proCHW policies
In the long term, we aim to create a world full of professional CHWs who are:
financially compensated at a competitive rate
well-trained via continuous medical education
regularly managed and mentored with 1:1 coaching
reliably equipped with medicine and materials
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.”