Community Health Academy

“Join us to recruit the largest army of community health workers the world has ever known, by creating the Community Health Academy, a global platform to train, empower, and connect.”
– Raj Panjabi, 2017 TED Prize Winner & CEO, Last Mile Health

About

The Community Health Academy partners with Ministries of Health to strengthen the clinical skills of community health workers and the capacity of health systems leaders to build higher quality systems by leveraging the power of digital training tools.

Our first free, online course, ‘Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs to Deliver Primary Health Care’ is now live. Join over 5,000 learners from 166 countries by enrolling today!

Our vision is global: empower hundreds of thousands of community health workers to serve the hundreds of millions of people around the world who lack access to healthcare.

  • For community health workers, we are supporting Ministries of Health to digitize their national CHW curricula, in order to equip CHWs with high-quality, on-demand, and engaging digital education materials directly in their communities.
  • For the health systems leaders, we are creating a global classroom to provide free, university-quality courses taught by and for health systems leaders to improve the quality of national community health systems. The curriculum will be created by a faculty network of leading community health innovators from around the world.
  • Using a blended learning approach, these free online courses will be accompanied by in-person learning opportunities and the establishment of a global community of practice.
  • In the next four years, the Academy will up-skill at least 16,000 CHWs and train at least 15,000 current and next generation health systems leaders.

No one should die because they live too far from a doctor

Illness is universal, access to care is not. It’s time for us to go as far as it takes to change this condition together.

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Illness is universal, access to care is not. It’s time for us to go as far as it takes to change this condition together.