Health Equity

While health status of the Indian population has improved steadily over the last few decades, there has been a worrying stagnation or decline in health in some geographies, populations especially across socio-economic status, caste, gender and/or other vulnerabilities. We take up research and action to improve the understanding on the drivers of health inequities in India.

PRIORITIES

Tribal Health

Health Equity Network India

Onehealth

Mental Health in Primary Health Care

Tribal Health

Tribal health – Over 8.6% of India’s population is constituted of tribal communities. They have poor access to healthcare as well as poor population health outcomes like maternal and child mortality and morbidity, communicable disease prevalence and nutrition. Among the social determinants of tribal health, geographical remoteness, proximity to forest areas, cultural distance from the “mainstream” population, historical isolation and social stratification have all been postulated to have a significant effect on their health outcome. The health equity cluster works with forest dwelling tribal communities (also known as Adivasis, indigenous communities), on improving their access to healthcare services.

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Centre for Training, Research, and Innovation in Tribal Health (CTRITH)

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Towards health equity and transformative action on Tribal health (THETA)

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Implementation Research Project on Maternal Health

Health Equity Network India

The network brings together individuals and institutions interested in advancing health equity through research, advocacy and action. The network was an outcome of the “Closing the gap: Health equity research initiative in India” by the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum. The health equity cluster is the national secretariat for the network.

Onehealth

Achieving equitable health involves action not only on various aspects of human health, but also acknowledging and ensuring cross-sectoral action and inclusive inter-disciplinary engagement across public health, animal health and environmental health professions and disciplines. In view of its work in forested areas, the health equity cluster focuses on health systems strengthening components in OneHealth initiatives.

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Planetary Health Information Center, Pakke Tiger Reserve

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Assessing Local Health System Preparedness for Rabies

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MRC-KFD project

Mental Health in Primary Health Care

There is no health without mental health. It is impossible to conceive an idea of health without ensuring and realising mental health. Yet, this is among the most neglected of health problems in terms of access to care for mental health conditions in our country. The health equity cluster focuses on research and action for strengthening mental health in primary health care.

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Mental Health Action Plan

Updates

Women’s day celebration at IPH field station

Women’s day celebration at IPH field station

ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 8 2021, ಬಿಳಿರಂಗನ ಬೆಟ್ಟ : ಸೋಲಿಗ ಆದಿವಾಸಿ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಹಿಳಾ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ. ಗ್ರಾಮಪಂಚಾಯತ್ ಬಿಳಿರಂಗನ ಬೆಟ್ಟ, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಬುಡಕಟ್ಟು ಸೋಲಿಗ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಸಂಘ (ರಿ), ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಪಬ್ಲಿಕ್ ಹೆಲ್ತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮತ್ತು ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದ ಗಿರಿಜನ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಇದರ ಸಹಯೋಗದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸೋಲಿಗ ಆದಿವಾಸಿ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ...

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GreenHub Dialogues on COVID-19, OneHealth and health inequities with Dr. Prashanth N Srinivas

GreenHub Dialogues on COVID-19, OneHealth and health inequities with Dr. Prashanth N Srinivas

Dr. Prashanth N Srinivas Faculty and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance fellow at the Institute of Public Health Bengaluru, participated in the GreenHub Dialogues series of webinar focusing on COVID-19.

The conversation is moderated by Shibani Chaudhury of GreenHub. Prashanth reflects on the wider systemic issues that is shaping the COVID-19 response particularly drawing from the OneHealth, social determinants of health and health inequities in India. The dialogues are expected to make us question our choices; rethink our responses; recalibrate ideas of equity, sustainability and health. And crucially, remind ourselves that humans are a subset of nature, not vice versa. He also talks about the preparedness of the community during the COVID-19 disaster (See IPH’s COVID-19 response and our efforts to improve PHC preparedness here- https://iphindia.org/iph-contributing-to-fight-covid-19/

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While health status of the Indian population has improved steadily over the last few decades, there has been a worrying stagnation or decline in health in some geographies, populations especially across socio-economic status, caste, gender and/or other vulnerabilities. We take up research and action to improve the understanding on the drivers of health inequities in India.

Our early work has shown a neglect of how and why questions in health policy and programme evaluation. We undertake health policy and programme evaluation, specialising in theory-driven and realist evaluation, but also with an interest in taking up evaluation studies with an equity lens or focus

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In this Certificate course in Implementation Research Methods (eIR) course, There is a need to understand implementation in the real-world context. There are many evidence-based interventions to improve health that have not been effectively delivered. The research agenda especially in the context of maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, etc. have been shifting and needs to shift from understanding the problem to actually intervening and testing solutions in health care systems. This Certificate course in Implementation Research Methods (eIR) course will improve the capacity of researchers to answer implementation research questions.

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