The Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation partners with hundreds of organizations across the globe to bring you the #BacktheFrontline Action Hub. Get to know some of these organizations and learn how we are working together to ensure frontline health workers have the resources and support they need to continue delivering quality care in their communities.
UNFPA Mexico’s programs work to increase the participation of professional midwives in the sexual, reproductive, maternal and neonatal healthcare continuum with a focus on women-centered care. They are working to expand midwifery in Mexico across three lines of work: Education, regulation and association, and enabling environments for the practice of midwifery and efficient care networks.
|International Confederation of Midwives|
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)’s Young Midwifery Leaders Program is a two-year program that provides selected young midwives with a unique opportunity to learn how to develop as leaders in their professional lives and the communities they work in. ICM will also host the 32nd Virtual Triennial Congress this year. Taking place every three years, the Congress is the largest gathering of the world’s midwives.
The UCLA Anderson Health Care Executive Program is a management development program exclusively for executive directors and leaders of community-based healthcare organizations devoted to expanding the quality and quantity of care, treatment and support delivered to underserved and vulnerable populations nationwide.
VillageReach transforms healthcare delivery to reach everyone. One of their programs, Health Center by Phone, transitioned over to the Malawi Ministry of Health and worked to extend the reach of the healthcare system to every community by providing access to certified health and nutrition information and services via a toll-free number. In response to COVID-19, VillageReach has worked to ensure community health workers across the continent had access to PPE.
Dimagi is changing the way frontline services are delivered by providing health workers with better data and giving them new tools to help those in need. Dimagi has worked to rapidly develop critical digital solutions for COVID-19 response, support organizations to deploy them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and share resources developed with the community for open use.
reach52 trains frontline health workers in the Philippines with online and offline training content (for COVID-19, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases and maternal-child health), upskilling frontline staff and equipping them with an “access kit” and the reach52 tech platform. After training, health workers go and collect data and risk factors on their communities' needs, as well as manage active screening and testing, improving community health delivery and targeted referrals to primary and secondary care.
#FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Thrive Global, and the CAA Foundation, takes a whole human approach to address the needs of frontline workers in order to support their ability to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are equipping first responders with the tools and resources needed to build their resilience and promote positive mental health while also advocating for change at the institutional level in order to ensure organizations prioritize workforce well-being.
|Community Health Impact Coalition|
The Community Health Impact Coalition exists to make professionalized community health workers a norm worldwide. With the #CHWAdvocates campaign, they are working to ensure community health workers are included in high-level decision-making.
|The International Rescue Committee|
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. The IRC is building critical support for frontline workers: providing community health services in Jordan and sexual & reproductive health services in Colombia, and responding to the spread of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Middle East, with a focus on countries—such as Jordan—with large refugee communities that are among the most vulnerable to the pandemic.
UNICEF has worked in 30 countries and territories for over 30 years to strengthen health systems; support maternal, newborn, and child health; and provide emergency relief. They aim to build a thriving front line of global health workers, strengthen health systems, and improve access to and quality of care for pregnant women, mothers, newborns and children.
The mission of mothers2mothers (m2m) is to create Health, Hope and an HIV-free future. m2m employs women living with HIV as frontline health workers called Mentor Mothers. m2m has now scaled their footprint to 10 African nations, invested in mHealth tools, created over 11,000 jobs, and delivered life-changing health services and education to over 11 million women and children.
|Frontline Health Workers Coalition|
The Frontline Health Workers Coalition is an alliance of United States-based organizations urging greater and more strategic U.S. and global investment in frontline health workers in low- and middle-income countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. Johnson & Johnson serves on the Coalition's Steering Committee, guiding advocacy activities and policy recommendations.