Portal: Exploring community health
Community health and the Health For All movement in India is a vast and diverse field with a number of interesting personalities, projects, ideas and concepts. The Exploring Community Health portal is an attempt to create a a directory of sources of information, contacts and ideas for students and others new to and curious about the field of community health and the Health For All movement in India.
The first section, Getting Informed, deals mainly with suggestions on how one can get better informed about community health and the Health For All movement in general and the specific issues involved. The second section, Take Action, deals with suggestions on how one can get actively involved with the movement based on what one has seen and understood.
Meet people involved with the movement
Most people involved in community health in India are quite friendly and are willing to take time to speak to students and other newcomers about the work they do and the issues they are involved in. Visit Portal: People within the community health movementfor a comprehensive list of contacts.
Watch movies and documentaries
Find out about upcoming events on the Current events page.
Join mailing lists and discussion groups
- pha-ncc discussion group
- PHM-Exchange mailing list
- mfriendcircle discussion group
- diseasesurveillance discussion group
- NetRUM discussion group
Visit community based projects
A number of community based projects all over India actively encourage visitors to come and experience grassroot level community health work.
- Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Hanur
- Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B.R. Hills
- Ashwini Hospital, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, H.D. Kotte
Enrol for workshops and short study courses
- International People's Health University short courses
- Community Health Learning Programme by Community Health Cell, Bangalore.
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Sign a petition, send a fax and do more at Portal: Direct Action