CHW Common Indicators Project

The purpose of the CHW Common Indicators (CI) Project is to contribute to the integrity, sustainability and viability of CHW programs through the collaborative development and adoption of a set of common process and outcome constructs and indicators for CHW practice. The CI Project uses popular (people’s) education to promote participation, balance power and center CHW leadership. Over the past 5 years, the project has built a national constituency of over 150 CHWs, CHW program staff, and CHW researchers and evaluators committed to project objectives. Through a series of stakeholder engagement activities, project partners have identified a list of 24 constructs and developed indicators for 10 of the constructs. Currently, project partners are beginning to pilot the indicators, while continuing to strengthen their CHW-led and community-based project methodology, and building the infrastructure to allow them to aggregate, analyze and report data from across regions.