India Health Policy & Systems Research
India Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Fellowships Programme is aimed to build the capacity of mid-career public health researchers in Health Policy and Systems Research(HPSR) in India. The programme aims to build leaders in the field who will influence health policy and systems in India.
The programme is designed as an 18-month blended training program which includes an online phase (14 weeks), a face-to-face phase (1 week) and an implementation phase (1 year) wherein select participants will be provided with a research fellowship to conduct a HPS research. These participants will also be mentored by HPS researchers (both national and international). The capacity and opportunity dyad of this fellowship model hope to bring about a transformational change in the HPS research and practice ecosystem in India.
The programme was conceptualized by Health Systems Transformation Platform (HSTP) and Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru (IPH) through an elaborate and iterative consultative process, and is being implemented by a consortium of institutions including:
- Health Systems Transformation Platform, New Delhi
- Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru
- Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
- Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne
- The George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi
- The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Trivandrum
At the end of the course, the participant will be able to diagnose HPS problems, design and conduct HPS research, and use the evidence to influence policy and practice, while always keeping a systems thinking, complexity, ethical, equitable, and person-centered lens.
Fellows are expected to build an HPSR research protocol and a public/policy engagement plan at the end of the online and F2F workshop and will obtain mentoring to implement the research. Participants will also be expected to develop and implement a public and policy engagement plan.
The India HPSR Fellowships Programme is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trusts, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Access Health International.