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Blog Post Highlights Role Of Governance In Building Responsive Community Health Systems, Workforce

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: 5 Insights on How Governance Can Help Build a Responsive Health Workforce
Kate Greene, senior associate, and Mary Houghton, senior communications and knowledge management specialist, both at Abt Associates, discuss five takeaways from an event hosted by Abt Associates on the role of governance in building responsive community health systems. These include strengthening the community health workforce and the need for a centralized authority to develop and enforce guidelines for safe and effective treatment; the need to make community health workers a visible part of the health system at large; the need for governance mechanisms to support community-based organizations and health workers; the importance of having diverse policy interventions; and the role of community engagement in improving the performance of health workers and health systems (2/1).

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