KEYSTONE is a collective initiative of several Indian health policy and systems research (HPSR) organizations to strengthen and build national capacity in HPSR.
KEYSTONE was convened by the Public Health Foundation of India as Nodal Institute for the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR).
The Inaugural course which was held in New Deli from 23rd February to March 5th 2015 had twenty fellows from various disciplines participating in this course from across the country.
Institute of public health, Bengaluru also was one of the members for this intiative. Dr. Devadasan was on the core selection committee, Dr. Prashanth N.S was one amongst the facilitators who helped developing the curriculum of the course and also taught the lens of realist evaluation. Dr. Mrunalini Gowda, was selected as a fellow to partcipate in this course. This two week intensive course covered different lenses of health policy and systems research and the to bring about a learning platform for the fellows and the facilitators to share learning material and also establish a active discussion forum. Learning management system called MOODLE which is managed by IPH was used throughout the course . The learning management system was appreciated by all the members of KEYSTONE initiative.