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 Senior Digital Education Country Advisor, Community Health Academy, is a high-performing professional who collaborates with Academy team members and external partners to manage the selection/adaption and integration of technologies that serve as components of the digital platforms that deliver high-quality, evidence-based training to community health workers (CHWs), their supervisors and health systems leaders across the world. The Country Advisor will advise and assist clinical and technical experts (Academy staff, country governments, academic institutions, and health service delivery partners) on the processes that need to be established to design and produce teaching materials and learning resources for two digital platforms – the Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) and the Health Systems Leadership Development (HSLD) platforms. He/she will also build the capacity of in-country partners to use and manage these platforms and advocate and facilitate the development of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of national libraries to ensure content sharing and adaptation on a global basis The Country Advisor will also work with private sector partners, universities and other centers of technology research to ensure that the Academy participates in a cyclical process of integrating the latest technologies (including Artificial Intelligence) into each platform.
Collaborate with in-house and contractual technologists in the selection/adaption and integration of technologies that serve as components of the digital platforms that deliver high-quality, evidence-based training to community health workers (CHWs) and health systems leaders across the world.
Build the capacity of the Academy Staff and in-country partners to use and manage the CCE and HSLD platforms.