Resource Spotlight: Recruitment of Community Health Workers
"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.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Establishing and Using Data Standards in Health Workforce Information Systems
- Foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children