The Case for CHWs: What Evidence Exists?

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A CHW talking to a girl of school age.
The following evidence exists supporting the use of CHWs in the health care industry:

  • Professional literature contains:
    • Summaries of data on CHWs
    • Systematic reviews of literature on CHW effectiveness
  • Shortcomings of existing evidence:
    • Many evaluations go unpublished
    • Wide-ranging CHW roles make drawing overarching conclusions difficult