Community Voices for Policy Development: Applying Human-Centered Design in Tanzania

In 2015, the Government of Tanzania launched a process to design a new community-based health program, including creating a new cadre of professional community health workers. To support implementation of the new strategy and program, APC partnered with the JSI-led Community Health Systems Strengthening (CHSS) Project and the firm Matchboxology to pilot a human centered design approach to inform national policy and program development, ensuring district and community level engagement. The following video looks at how this approach was successfully applied to bring together stakeholders, from various levels of the health system, to engage in dialogue, identify local issues and needs, and generate ideas to strengthen the content and process for finalizing the Community-Based Health Program Design.