Community Health and Development program involves both the social and the health contexts of entire communities. It operates on the basis of three approaches to care: primary care, health promotion and community development. Partnership and empowerment between community health nurses and the community are concurrently involved in the entire process of CHD practice.
The roles and activities of community health workers (CHWs) are tailored to meet the unique needs of the communities they serve. A CHWs' role also depends on factors such as whether they work in the healthcare or social services sectors. Generally, CHWs can work in either of the following organisations:
This JP diploma in community health and development aims at producing health workers who are capable of addressing community health and developmental issues using a bottom-top approach from the community level.
Upon completing this Community Health and development program, a graduate should be able to:
KCSE C- (minus) and above.