A Commitment to Community Health Workers: Improving Data for Decision Making

September 2014


In a new policy report, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and partners call for human resources for health (HRH) stakeholders to create a common definition for the “community health worker” along with an agreed-upon set of core tasks and competencies, using the International Labour Organization definition as a guiding framework.

To enhance the quality and availability of data for decision-making the report also calls for the creation of guidelines for a minimum data set of information on CHWs and the creation of national registries integrated into national human resources information systems to house this minimum data set.

Download a .pdf of the report