Best Investment for a Healthier World

Our Members

Steering Committee Members

  • Crystal Lander, Pathfinder International, Chair
  • Kelly Cox, Johnson & Johnson, Acting Communications CoChair
  • Rachel Deussom, Chemonics International, Acting Technical CoChair
  • Tom Fairchild, Seed Global Health, Acting Communications CoChair
  • Kate Greene, Abt Associates, At-Large Member
  • Marielle Hart, CARE USA, Acting Policy CoChair
  • Sarah Lindsay, Living Goods, At-Large Member
  • Jed Meline, Project HOPE, Acting Policy CoChair

Organizational Members


Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Abt Associates believes that investing in frontline health workers is paramount to strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes worldwide.

Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is an African-led health development organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Working in more than 30 countries across Africa, Amref Health Africa focuses on the most critical health challenges facing the continent, including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and clinical and surgical outreach. Since 2012 alone, Amref Health Africa has trained more than 250,000 health workers.


Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE worked in 87 countries and reached 82 million people around the world. As part of CARE’s health programming, we work with frontline health workers to deliver high quality, rights-based sexual, reproductive and maternal health (SRMH) services to communities by facilitating ongoing quality improvement and enhancing acceptability and responsiveness to community needs. CARE also aims to empower, motivate and retain frontline health workers through innovative partnerships and by bringing a gender equity lens to our work in health systems strengthening.

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Catholic Medical Mission Board

 CMMB provides long-term medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. We recognize that frontline health workers are the backbone of global health systems. They bring essential care and hope to women and children in their communities and serve as a vital bridge to local healthcare systems.


Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In 150 locations around the globe, our network of 3,000 local professionals share a simple belief: those who have the least deserve our best. As consortium leader for USAID’s global HRH2030 program, we are committed to equipping governments and frontline health workers with the evidence, tools, and skills they need to achieve global health goals.

Community Health Impact Coalition

Community Health Impact Coalition is making professional community health workers (CHWs) the norm worldwide by changing guidelines, funding, and policy. Founded in 2019—now in 40 countries—CHIC includes CHWs and organizations that research, advocate, and activate. Our vision: quality care for all, including those who provide it.

CORE Group

CORE Group convenes global community health professionals to share knowledge, evidence, and best practices, and then translates these into the real world with a direct impact. CORE Group believes community health workers are the key to communities where everyone can attain health and well-being.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 16 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 5,500 sites and in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 recognizes that strategic investments in health workers are essential for strengthening health systems and promoting integrated human development.


The G4 Alliance is dedicated to building political priority for surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of the global development agenda. We are happy to join other Frontline Health Workers Coalition members to advocate for increased access to health workers who provide safe surgical care.

GAIA Global Health

GAIA Global Health believes that a world where health outcomes are not determined by wealth or geography is possible. GAIA strengthens healthcare in underserved African communities through smart investments to improve rural health infrastructure and access in the short term and to build capacity of the health workforce for the long term. GAIA is committed to supporting the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to increase investment in health worker training, recruitment, and retention, all of which are essential to achieving universal health coverage and ensuring people living in rural communities can thrive and live healthy, productive lives.

Global Health Council (GHC)

Global Health Council (GHC) seeks to improve health globally through increased investment, robust policies and the power of the collective voice. GHC is part of FHWC because we recognize the critical role that frontline health workers play in ensuring healthy outcomes.

ICAP at Columbia University

ICAP is a global leader in HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening, and provides technical assistance and implementation support to governments and NGOs in more than 21 countries. ICAP supports a multidisciplinary team approach to providing health care that includes nurses, midwives and other frontline workers.

International Medical Corps (IMC)

Since its inception in 1984, International Medical Corps’ worldwide humanitarian and development efforts have been defined by an intense commitment to assisting communities in strengthening their ability to meet their own health care needs through education, training and capacity building. International Medical Corps’ focus on health workforce capacity in more than 30 countries fosters self-reliance and builds the kind of confidence, pride and self-esteem essential for political stability and successful development.

IntraHealth International

IntraHealth's organizational mission is to “Empower health workers to better serve communities in need around the world." Advocacy on behalf of that mission is central to our organizational strategy. We proudly house the secretariat and support the Frontline Health Workers Coalition as a critical element in our overall approach to advancing equitable access to capable health workers.


Rooted in Jhpiego's mission is the belief that we must develop sustainability-- the capacity of countries to create a well-prepared network of health care professionals that they can build upon to care for themselves. We do this by educating and preparing frontline health workers with evidence-based skills and techniques that will prevent the needless death of women and their families. Frontline health works are integral to the success of all of our programs and we are honored to be part of a coalition that recognizes the importance of their life-saving work.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI)

JSI seeks to improve the health of underserved people and communities in partnership with governments, organizations and host-country experts to improve the quality, access and equity of health systems worldwide. Through various projects, including Advancing Partners & Communities, JSI is committed to advancing learning of successful community health systems and community-based service delivery models that support frontline health workers.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson’s global contributions work aims to make life-changing, long-term differences in human health. Together with partners, Johnson & Johnson focuses on saving and improving the lives of women and children, preventing disease among the most vulnerable and strengthening the health care workforce.

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Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary health care to the world’s most remote communities. Last Mile Health is proud to be a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to join a growing movement committed to strengthening community health systems to advance universal health coverage.

Living Goods

Living Goods empowers people in need to improve their health and wealth by sustainably expanding access to life-changing products and services.

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Management Sciences for Health

Management Sciences for Health is a global health nonprofit. We make foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. We work to strengthen existing health systems, not to replace or run parallel systems in a country.

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mothers2mothers (m2m) employs women living with HIV as community health workers (CHWs), called Mentor Mothers, who work both at health facilities and door-to-door to improve the health of millions of families across ten African nations. Our 20 years of experience has proven that peer-led CHW programs deliver transformational health outcomes for marginalised communities at scale—and we believe further advocacy and investment is essential to achieve the Global Goal of Good Health and Well-Being for All by 2030.

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Palladium is a global management firm working in more than 90 countries to make a “Positive Impact” on lives and livelihoods around the world. At the heart of Palladium’s health systems strengthening approach is building resilient health systems and enhancing health worker capacity to provide sustainable, quality healthcare to their communities. Palladium firmly believes that with capable, confident, and well-compensated healthcare providers at the forefront, humanity can bolster economic growth and global health security.

Partners In Health

Partners In Health’s mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

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Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. As a global health organization with locally led, community-driven programs, we support women to make their own reproductive health decisions. Frontline health workers are the ultimate bridge between communities and the health system, and are therefore a critical part of improving health and advancing rights. By investing in their professionalization, we ensure that they have the resources and skills they need to do their jobs well, wherever they are needed, and earn the recognition, remuneration, and respect they deserve.    

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Project HOPE

Guided by our mission to “empower local healthcare workers to save lives across the globe,” Project HOPE is a health and humanitarian organization that works on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, healthcare workers and public health systems to ensure sustainable change. We believe that healthcare workers are central not just to providing care, but for preventing disease, increasing global health security, reducing poverty, and promoting equity in the U.S. and around the world.

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Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives is a not-for-profit organization partnering with countries, communities, and organizations to prevent 100 million deaths from cardiovascular disease and make the world safer from epidemics. 

RTI International

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. We believe that frontline health workers are the driving force behind health service delivery; RTI is pleased to be part of a coalition that leads the advocacy needed to support their success, which is closely linked to the success of strong health systems.

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Sabin Vaccine Institute

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and innovation. Sabin recognizes the critical role frontline health workers play in expanding access to vaccines and building vaccine confidence in LMICs and will work through the FHWC to elevate this important work.

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the US and more than 100 countries around the world. Our See Where the Good Goes campaign ( was developed to educate Americans and policy makers about the life-saving work of frontline health workers. We are committed to expanding the reach of basic health care by training, equipping, and supporting health workers and celebrating their impact.

Seed Global Health

Seed Global Health teaches and trains physicians, nurses, and midwives to help save lives and improve health in Africa, working with local partners to strengthen critical skills, prevent global health threats, and improve health care outcomes. Seed is a proud member of the Frontline Health Workers' Coalition because of our shared vision for a future in which every country has a robust health workforce that is able to meet the health needs of its population.

Smile Train

Smile Train is an international children’s non-profit that supports 100%-free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children globally. Smile Train believes that investing in and empowering frontline health workers are critical to strengthening health systems and delivering safe, high quality health care for all.


THINKMD is transforming global digital health at the frontlines of care with clinical intelligence and analytics to enable better decisions, better data and better health to anyone, anywhere. THINKMD is a member of FHWC because we believe that amidst health provider shortages, pressure on the frontlines of health care has never been so immense. This is where support and resources are needed in order to ensure that clinical quality is upheld for equitable access to high quality health care for all.

Touch Foundation

Touch Foundation combines the best of private and public sector approaches and expertise to improve the health of Tanzanians by strengthening the health system. Since 2004, through our partnerships with local sustainable healthcare and training institutions, we have supported the training of over 3,000 frontline health workers and we support efforts to advocate on behalf of these workers by joining the FHWC.

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USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines and working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. USP's work helps ensure that pharmacists, health practitioners, laboratory technicians, and other health professionals along the supply chain can advance safe, quality medicines.

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VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone. VillageReach is a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition because health workers are a key component of people-centered systems that get health products to people and extend the reach of primary health care.

WaterAid America

WaterAid America is working toward a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The WASH and health sectors have a shared goal of improving health and reaching the poorest and most marginalized in society, and a strong health workforce is the backbone of ensuring this quality care for all.

What to Expect Project

The What to Expect Project is a 501(c)3 public operating charity established to educate and empower moms in need so they can expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, healthier babies, and healthier futures. The What To Expect Project is a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to advance the shared goal of ensuring that all expecting moms receive access to vital, science-based information and compassionate, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and community-specific support needed to have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.

Women Deliver

Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. Strengthening health systems for sustaining and scaling-up critical health interventions, and addressing serious gaps of frontline health workers, is essential to meeting MDG5, and in turn, achieving all the DMGs.

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Women in Global Health

Women in Global Health (WGH) is a global movement with the largest network of women and allies working to challenge power and privilege for gender equity in health.

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential. As a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, we are excited to build upon our field experience in training and educating community health workers to advocate for improved access to health care in the developing world.