by Sumit Kane, Maryse Kok, Hermen Ormel et al.
Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 164, September 2016, pp. 27–34
Community health workers are a key bridge between communities and the health system. For them to be able to empower communities, they must themselves be empowered. Involvement with health services empowers community health workers in many ways. However, many community health worker program aspects undermine this empowerment. Community health workers need to be better supported by the health services.