Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") will reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy will establish the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy will enable community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice - for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them - from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.
We are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to launch the Community Health Academy (CHA). Leading a fast-growing team, the CHA Director will be responsible for defining the CHA's strategy, forging foundational partnerships, and launching a portfolio of products and services to advance CHA's mission to build a global professional community health workforce. This role will involve high-level stakeholder engagement, vision-setting, and the management of the team to achieve critical early-stage milestones in the launch of the CHA's programming.
Launch the CHA
Build an innovative program
Forge foundational partnerships to support implementation and growth of the CHA