Resource Spotlight: Recruitment of Community Health Workers

Photo by Trevor Snapp/Courtesy of IntraHealth International
Photo by Trevor Snapp/Courtesy of IntraHealth International

"Recruiting and selecting the most appropriate individual to fill the role of a CHW [Community Health Worker] is among the
most essential elements that contribute to a well-functioning community health strategy," writes Wanda Jaskiewicz and Rachel Deussom in their chapter, Recruitment of Community Health Workers.

The chapter will help community leaders consider key issues for planning and implementing a recruiting policy,
creating selection criteria and increasing retention.

"Before initiating the recruitment phase of any program, it is essential to understand the specific needs and context of the CHW program in which the CHWs will work," the authors argue.

You can find the resource here.

The chapter is part of the book titled: "Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policy Makers, which was recently published by USAID's Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP).

You can view the book here.

For additional resources on this topic, visit the Recruitment and Community Health Workers subject categories.

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