The Health Worker of the Future: Four Key Roles They’ll Play in the 21st Century

This post originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Blog. The health worker of the future—whether it’s a primary care physician, a community health worker, a faculty member, or other frontline health worker—will be living in a whole new paradigm. The challenges and opportunities will be unique. And health workers will need a brand new complement of competencies, aptitudes, and tools to address them.In the post-Millennium Development Goals era, health workers, deployed where they’re most needed, will help us achieve once unthinkable targets—an AIDS-free generation, the end of preventable maternal and child deaths, and universal access to contraception, to name a few. As countries strive toward universal health coverage and as demographic and epidemiological trends evolve, the demand for more health services and more health workers will grow

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The Health Worker of the Future: Four Key Roles They’ll Play in the 21st Century