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New online resource about Community Health Workers

Organization: Initiatives Inc.

Topics: Community health workers, CHW role, Employee Engagement, Motivation/incentives, Performance evaluation, Performance management, Recognition/remuneration, Recruitment, Retention of health workers/reducing attrition, Supervision, Task definition, Task shifting, Training


CHW Central ( is a new interactive platform to facilitate information-sharing and dialogue about how to support and improve the effectiveness of community health workers, who serve in communities around the world providing health education and care. The website's features include:

  • Online facilitated discussions with experts on current and critical issues facing CHW programs;
  • A resource center of training materials, practical tools, and up-to-date guidelines; and
  • A member exchange forum where registered users can post questions and solicit input.

Developed by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project, CHW Central draws on global resources and evidence from a number of organizations committed to improving and supporting community health workers, including USAID, The Global Health Workforce Alliance, CORE Group, CapacityPlus, and MCHIP.

CHW Central is managed by Initiatives Inc., in collaboration with  University Research Co., LLC (URC) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.