Community Health Worker Coverage and Capacity Tool

Publish Date: Forthcoming
Author: MCSP

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Coverage and Capacity Tool (C3) was designed as an operational tool following the release of the CHW Reference Guide, notably Chapter 7 on CHW Roles and Responsibilities.

C3 is an Excel-based tool that models options for CHW allocation and engagement. It can support planners to (1) estimate the number of CHWs required to efficiently carry out specified health interventions, or (2) define, rationalize, and optimize the effective level of coverage for and mix of activities/interventions that a set number of CHWs can undertake at a given geographic scale (project, subnational, national). The C3 tool application involves an iterative decision making process by CHW program managers and planners in making assumptions and creating scenarios related to CHW workload optimization.

The C3 Tool continues to evolve based on application to different country contexts and needs. The current version of the generic tool and user guide can be accessed here as they become available.

The tool will be available for download soon.