As the global health community demonstrates an increasing commitment to investing in community health workers (CHWs) to achieve universal health coverage in lower- and middle-income countries, the need to effectively measure community health system performance is paramount. Embedded in the Integrating Community Health partnership (2017–2021), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Population Council and Last Mile Health co-led the Frontline Health (FLH) project, a four-year research, policy, and advocacy initiative aimed at developing core metrics and CHW reform processes, advancing their adoption, and promoting institutionalization of robust community health policies. This brief describes the Population Council’s notable achievements and recommendations under FLH regarding CHW performance measurement, as well the top five research findings in five diverse countries: Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda.
Frontline Health Project. 2021. "Frontline Health achievements in harmonizing measurement and generating evidence on community health system performance," Results brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontline Health: Harmonizing Metrics, Advancing Evidence, Accelerating Policy