On the basis of the scoping exercise and conceptual map, core questions have been identified and a proposal for a CHW consensus questionnaire has been developed.
The expected considerable variation in CHW roles associated with the different health care services and organisational structures in Europe will be explored by means of generic questions. A first draft of the survey questionnaire was circulated to the ESTICOM-associated network for consultation in March 2017. Overall, 28 responses were received from 18 countries representing 25 organisations, including European agencies and national government departments as well as specialist NGOs (e.g. in sexual health, HIV, and LGBTI issues), Checkpoints, Public Health agencies and other organisations. After collating the feedback and making amendments, questionnaire pre-testing and piloting is currently underway, with the aim of finalizing the English version of the questionnaire by July 2017. Translation of the questionnaire will happen in August and September, with the survey planned to go live from October 2017 through December 2017.