Module 2: Community Health Worker Program Models
There are several types of community health worker (CHW) program models. These models vary based on the services
provided, the patients and community members they serve, and the goals of the health program, among other
factors. This module provides information on promising models for CHW programs and strategies for adapting the
models to meet community needs.
To learn how to identify and adapt interventions, see Developing a Rural Community Health
Program in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
This toolkit identifies six models of CHW programs. These program models are not mutually exclusive. When
designing a rural CHW program, it may be appropriate to adapt components from more than one program model to
address community needs.
In this module: