Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action

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Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA) is a multidisciplinary professional association with two two functional units called Community Health Cell and Centre for Public Health and Equity.

SOCHARA supports community health action, training strategies and health policy advocacy and action in India. It promotes the social paradigm in community health with a focus on the social, economic, political and cultural determinants of health. It partners with NGO networks, campaign groups, peoples organisations, universities, state and national governments and international bodies in its initiatives.

SOCHARA is a member of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan coalition. It hosted the Global People's Health Movement Secretariat on behalf of the India region from 2003 to 2006.


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