The assignment should address each of the following two topics:
1. The History of CHWs- Please write about your own experiences and beliefs related to
the history of CHWs.
Please address at least two of the following questions in your assignment
o What is important to know about the history of CHWs?
o What have you learned about the accomplishments of CHWs so far?
o How has the CHW field grown and developed?
o How does knowing this history affect you as a CHW?
2. The Future of CHWs- Please write about your own knowledge, experience, and beliefs
related to the future of CHWs. Please address at least two of the following questions in
o In your opinion, what are key issues CHWs will be addressing in the next 20
o What do CHWs individually and as a group need (in terms of support,
organization, policies, and so on) to continue to grow and be successful?
o What is one key policy change or accomplishment that you would most like to
see the CHW profession achieve?
o What contributions do you hope to make to the history and future of CHWs in
your state, region, or country?