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") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established 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 enables 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.
The Director of Continuing Clinical Education, Community Health Academy, is a visionary, high-performing leader who designs, directs, and manages the Community Health Academy’s Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) program for community health workers (CHWs), their supervisors around the world.
The Director will collaborate with country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery and technology partners to develop a digital platform to deliver high-quality, evidence-based training and capacity building for CHWs and their supervisors. To build this platform, the Director will work with stakeholders to:
(a) review and revise existing CHW and supervisors training curricula;
(b) adapt existing clinical content for the CCE digital platform;
(c) source or develop CHW and supervisors training content when content does not
(d) design and coordinate the delivery of digitally enhanced in-person training of CHWs;
(e) provide in-country technical assistance on the implementation of the CCE platform.
Create and adapt CHW clinical training curricula for the CCE platform.
Direct and manage the operationalization of the vision for the CCE blended learning activities.
Design and coordinate the delivery of in-person CHW and CHW supervisor trainings.