A community health worker (CHW) program can significantly improve health outcomes, particularly for the poorest members of the community. In PIH’s accompaniment model of care, patients can build a trusting relationship with a CHW who will accompany them in solidarity through their journey back to health. In addition to direct accompaniment, CHW programs can provide a broad range of other primary as well as secondary prevention services. The unit discusses strategies to help organizations implement a CHW program to improve access as well as the quality of care that is provided in resource-limited areas.

Introduction

  1. The basics of a community health worker program
  2. Increasing access to health care
  3. Recruiting community health workers
  4. Compensating community health workers
  5. Supervising community health workers

Conclusion
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