IPH is one of the few institutes in the country involved in strengthening health systems. Being an academic research organization we strive for policy and system-level changes that improve health by engaging with policy makers at different levels, using media in all its forms and leveraging rights-based approach to health. This process of knowledge translation is complex and involves work with several stakeholders from various sectors. To bring about a dialogue between the disjointed community of researchers and policy makers IPH organizes a National conference and has completed three editions of the same so far. The sustained engagement with these diverse stakeholders has resulted in several policy impacts.

The National Conference on bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP) is a series of conferences that provide a unique national platform for public health researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other. For over half a decade now, the EPHP conferences have contributed to constructive public discourse on health in India. So far, there have been three conferences in the series focusing on specific themes (2010: Five Years of National Rural Health Mission; 2012: Strengthening Health Systems to Achieve Universal Health Coverage; 2016: Equitable India – All for Health and Wellbeing) organized jointly by the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp) in partnership with Government of India and Government of Karnataka.

Policy impacts
  • Support in tobacco control measures such as implementation of the national tobacco control law, chewing tobacco product regulations, taxation of tobacco products
  • Support in road safety related measures such as the Karnataka state Good Samaritan Act, Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill
 Policy inputs
  •  Member of the task force for inputs on National Health Assurance mission
  • Member of the task force for developing the Karnataka Public Health Policy
  • From October 2015 till date one of our Faculty was nominated by the Honorable Governor of Karnataka as Member of the Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India (http://www.rguhs.ac.in/).
  • From September 2016 till date one of our Faculty is Member of Expert Committee of Advanced Research, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Member of fifth Joint Monitoring Mission (JMM) of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in India. Link to the Report
  • Invited member to contribute to National Strategic Plan of RNTCP (2017-2022), Government of India, Central TB Division.
  • Invited member and the rapporteur of the Report of the meeting held by WHO, SEARO Region and Global Fund. Reaching the “missing million” through scaling up public-private mix for TB care and control in “high-impact” Asian countries. 2014.
  • Member of the Government of Karnataka committee to amend Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (KPMEA.)
  • Inputs provided on the ICMR draft National ethical guideliens for biomedical and health research involving human participants
  • Inputs provided to draft Medical commission bill
DatePublisherRemarksLink
14/09/2017Times of IndiaQuoted IPH Facutly Dr. Prashanth NSRead it here
01/05/2017DevexQuoted IPH Facutly Dr. Prashanth NSRead it here
12/07/2016Bangalore MirrorStory based on research paper published by IPH Faculty Dr. Vijayashree YellappaRead it here
15/07/2016 Healthcare Executive MagzineInterview with IPH FacultyDr. Vijayashree Yellappa about ‘spiraling health cost in India’ Read it here
21/08/2016Science ChronicleBlog by a Science Journalist based on research paper published by IPH Faculty Dr. Vijayashree YellappaRead it here
23/08/2016The HinduCarried research findings of IPH Faculty Dr. Vijayashree YellappaRead it here

Conference Series


 

The National Conference on bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP) is a series of conferences that provide a unique national platform for public health researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other. For over half a decade now, the EPHP conferences have contributed to constructive public discourse on health in India. So far, there have been three conferences in the series focusing on specific themes (2010: Five Years of National Rural Health Mission; 2012: Strengthening Health Systems to Achieve Universal Health Coverage; 2016: Equitable India – All for Health and Wellbeing) organized jointly by the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp) in partnership with Government of India and Government of Karnataka.  

Policy Impacts


 

Tobacco Control Measures

Support in tobacco control measures such as implementation of the national tobacco control law, chewing tobacco product regulations, taxation of tobacco products

Road Safety Measures

Support in road safety related measures such as the Karnataka state Good Samaritan Act, Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill

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