Portal: Exploring community health

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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.


Get informed

Getting started

Meet people involved with the movement

Most people involved in community health in India are extremely approachable and are quite 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 movement for a comprehensive list of contacts.


Portal: Reading about community health

Watch movies and documentaries

Portal: Films on health

Attend events

Find out about upcoming events on the Current events page.

Getting involved

Join mailing lists and discussion groups

Mailing lists and discussion groups are a good way to keep up to date with developments, events and ideas. Some of the important groups on community health and Health For All in India are:

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.

Portal: Community based organisations

Enrol for workshops and short study courses

Get a degree

Portal: Postgraduate education in community health

Take action

Getting started

It only takes a minute

Sign a petition, send a fax and do more at Portal: Direct Action

Organise an event for your student group

Contribute resources

Getting involved

Create evidence

Portal: Health research in India


Communicate the message

Volunteer or do an internship

Portal: Community health internships and medical electives in India

Get involved with the People's Health Movement

See Portal: People's Health Movement

Solidarity with other movements

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