Partnering with IPH Bengaluru for a healthy IndiaOur CSR partnership strategy
The Institute of Public Health Bengaluru (IPH), a not-for-profit academic institution, has been working very closely with both the state and national governments to strengthen the health services and systems.
Our research work in course of its 17-year long history has focused on identifying equity-oriented and health systems based research questions.
Our education initiatives have involved need-based capacity building programmes and courses implemented either within health services, or through e-learning and blended training approaches based on our perceived need for particular knowledge, skills and attitudes among health workers, health managers, policy makers/decision-makers and other health system actors. Our education programmes span high-quality and pedagogically sound courses at the state, national and international levels.
Our work on strengthening health policy and practice has consistently drawn upon evidence from research on health systems.
Our work involves research and action across six clusters. Each research and action cluster at IPH is led by a senior researcher who is actively engaged in furthering current knowledge on this topic and leads policy engagement for improving action on this topic. IPH is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology as a Scientific research organization.
IPH’s work in Education focuses on building skill-based short courses, PhD programmes and leadership programmes for young researchers to engage with policy (the Emerging Voices for Global Health programme). IPH is a member of the Trans-disciplinary University research partnership eco-system and is working in close association with them to create high quality courses in public health.
Join us for a healthy India
Entry points for CSR partnership at IPH
IPH invites support from willing CSR partners committed to improving health and well-being in India to join us in our vision to create an equitable, integrated, decentralized, responsive and participatory health system.
Possible areas of CSR partnership with IPH
Getting research into policy and practice:
The EPHP conferences are a unique platform for getting research into policy and practice, drawing a large audience of policymakers and researchers across Indian states.
|Join IPH in continuing this tradition of dialogue and discussion between researchers and policy makers in transforming health policy and practice in India.
Health in all policies lab:
IPH’s Chronic conditions cluster has been a pioneer in promoting the health in all policies approach, that looks at health as a societal process much beyond delivery of healthcare and involving all sectors across environment and conservation, transport, urban planning etc. The health in all policies approach is very new in India and there is a need to establish a laboratory which can advance the practice of this approach. IPH’s proposed HIA lab shall work with diverse stakeholders across sectors to improve urban health and well-being through inter-sectoral action. Urban water bodies and air pollution effects are some of the entry points for the proposed HIA lab.
|Support IPH in setting up an HIA lab for inter-sectoral action on health.
|Support IPH in strengthening its policy thinktank for effective policy inputs at the state and national level on equity-oriented health policy and practice
Improving access to care for patients with diabetes and hypertension
We would now like to expand this from a few PHCs to the entire district, so that lakhs of patients can benefit from this intervention. For scaling up to the rest of the district, IPH is partnering with the state government. The government has agreed to provide the medicines, the diagnostics and stationary. However, there is a need to monitor this intervention and provide the necessary technical support. For this, IPH requires manpower who will work alongside the government and help them implement this comprehensive care. At the end of three years, this project would have benefited at least 1.5 lakh poor patients in Tumkur district of Karnataka. More important, the lessons learnt from this scale up will help the government implement this programme across the entire state with its own funds.
|Support IPH in strengthening care for non-communicable diseases in Karnataka especially for the poor and elderly
Preventing infant deaths in a rural district in Karnataka
|Support IPH in strengthening government services to prevent infant deaths in rural Karnataka
Strengthening healthcare models for mental health
|Support IPH in setting up high quality and cost-effective primary health care level mental health care in Karnataka
Centre of excellence in health policy and programme evaluation
|Support IPH in setting up a centre of excellence for health policy and programme evaluation and contribute to creating an evidence-based policy and practice in public health in India
Research and action Chair at IPH
|Support IPH in creating new areas of research and action in public health through inviting established researchers to begin new areas of research in public health. Alternately, existing work on six areas could be strengthened through inviting Chairs to these clusters (chronic health conditions and non-communicable diseases, Governance, Health equity and evaluation, health financing and universal health coverage, health services and infectious diseases and disease control).
PhD fellowships in public health especially for women and socially/economically disadvantaged groups
|Support deserving PhD fellowships at IPH for women and candidates from socially/economically disadvantaged groups
Tobacco control & road safety
IPH’s work in advancing tobacco control and road safety has focused on effective use of judiciary, media, dialogue with stakeholders and research to improve tobacco control and road safety legislation, support effective implementation of existing legislation, highlight role of the state in these regulations and mitigate the ill-effects of tobacco on public health.
- Member of the Framework Convention Alliance a global tobacco control network
- Civil society member of the State-Anti tobacco cell, Karnataka
- IPH is involved in strengthening the implementation of our national tobacco control law Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003 and has worked with district administration of 23 districts to help them achieve high level of compliance to COTPA
- IPH provided the scientific and public health evidence supporting the Karnataka state Good Samaritan Act.
- Member of the National Health Assurance Mission
- Involved in the early conceptualisation of one of India’s first insurance schemes for the poor, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and published several research studies evaluating this scheme and its coverage
- Oversight over private sector strategic purchasing in Karnataka’s health financing schemes (SAST)
- Invited as a member of the World Bank-WHO committee on monitoring Universal health coverage (Plos medicine series)
Establishing health and wellness centres
Strengthening government policy thinktanks
- Tumkur model of private sector engagement in TB has received national and international recognition
- IPH led the Swasthya Karnataka consortium that designed and delivered a unique district health management capacity building programme for decentralised health systems strengthening at the district level
- Dispelling misconceptions on medicine quality of generic medicines
Advancing research and action on infectious diseases
- IPH is a member of the SPEAK consortium, an international research group focusing on elimination of Leishmaniasis
- Member of consortium of research organisations focusing on Dengue control strategies
Every two years, IPH conducts the National Conference on Bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP). The EPHP series of conferences 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. The last one in 2016 showcased the theme of health equity and saw active engagement of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Geneva and several other partners.