Research and action

The primary goal of research at IPH is to strengthen the Indian health system by generating evidence on what works, for whom and why.

From governance and analysis of policies to working with rural or urban communities our research projects span the entire spectrum of the public health system. Our research is at the cutting edge of global public health using innovative approaches such as health in all policies (HiAP) and methodologies such as Participatory Action Research and Theory Driven Inquiries.

We currently have two active field sites in Karnataka, one in a rural district of Tumkur and another in Chamrajnagar district.

Chronic Health Conditions & Public Policies

Chronic conditions are the health issues that require ongoing management over a period of years or decades..

Health Services

To build an actionable base of innovations and interventions to strengthen an integrated delivery of health care services that is person-centered at decentralized levels of health care..


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..


Health financing and universal health coverage

Financing of health and healthcare is an important health system building block and is crucial to a well-performing health..