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IntraHealth Expert Outlines 3 Lessons For Creating Sustainable, Scalable CHW Programs

IntraHealth’s “VITAL”: Three Lessons We Can Learn from 40+ Years of Community Health Worker Programs
Laura Hoemeke, director of health policy and systems at IntraHealth International, discusses three key lessons for creating sustainable and scalable community health worker (CHW) programs, writing, “Community health workers need to be an integral part of functional health systems — not (another) NGO pilot program … Community health workers need a mutually trusting relationship with the communities they serve, as well as the health system … Community health workers need motivation” (6/27).

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