join the process
The Roadmap will continue to be developed in the coming months and will be launched in 2019. We invite you to join us in this ongoing process, and commit to supporting community health more effectively.
Commit to making community health a national priority within primary health care and health systems strengthening strategies
Sign on to the roadmap and work with us to elevate your priorities for community health to the global stage
Champion the integration of community health in existing global health agendas
Share your input and feedback on the roadmap
Get in touch to highlight actions your organization is already taking to support the Roadmap’s goals, and to discuss potential future commitments
There will be opportunities for stakeholders to review and provide input to the roadmap in the coming months.
Spotlight: What does this look like in practice?
Harmonization in Ethiopia
In 2012, the government of Ethiopia and development partners worked together to align resources behind the country’s national community health strategy and Health Extension Program (HEP).
Today, all community health funding flows through government ministries to HEP, or through partner programs that align with national priorities. The HEP is widely credited with greatly improving Ethiopia’s health outcomes - the country has seen a 2x increase in immunization rates, 2.5x increase in contraceptive prevalence, and 10x increase in skilled attendants at birth since its inception.
Ethiopia’s success story highlights the power behind supporting national priorities, and the real impact we can see on community health as a result.*
Integrating Community Health collaboration
USAID, UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation developed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a set of jointly defined investment priorities that advance frontline delivery of primary health care and community engagement in health systems. The Integrating Community Health collaboration focuses on partnerships; measurement, learning, evaluation, and accountability; and, advocacy and pathways to scale. The collaboration provides catalytic support to 7 countries, the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (2017 and 2019), a community of practice for south to south learning and agenda setting; and the development of national and global public goods focusing on metrics, evidence and advocacy.
The partnership, which is an important step toward stronger coordination between donors and partners across countries, represents action to collaboratively support community health.
* Source: Financing Alliance for Health country case study, 2017.
At its launch, the Roadmap will highlight and track commitments like these to integrated, coordinated, country-led community health investment.