Strengthening public health education
Public Health Foundation of India
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health. It is a public private partnership that was collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies.
Dr. Ravi Narayan is a founding Governing Body member of the foundation, Dr. Thelma Narayan is a PHFI resource person and CPHE is a resource centre. CPHE has been involved in a number of PHFI initiaitves.
- CHC hosted a 5 day public health orientation programme from 16-20 July 2007 in Bangalore for 24 PHFI fellows who were selected for the Future Facuty Programme.
- Participated in development the draft MPH curriculum particularly the course module on Community Health Management and Public Health Policy Development in India.
- Dr. Thelma Narayan participated in the First National Consultation on Mapping Research Priorities for Society and Health Research in India.
- Dr Ravi Narayan facilitated the meetings of the subgroup to finalise the vision, mission and ethics policy of the foundation.
- Dr. Ravi Narayan and Dr. Thelma Narayan attended the International Conferenece on New Directions for Public Health Education in Low and Middle Income Countries.Extending the frontiers: Integrating public health consciousness into other academic programmes
Resource Persons for the Public Health Courses.
CPHE has been involved with various aspects of institutional planning and curriculum development for MPH courses in several institutions in the country including . These include:
- National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai
– Module on National and International Health Policy Review
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
- Institute of Rural Health Management (IRHM), Bangalore
- Achutha Menon Centre for Health Sciences Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
– Professional training in public health: New paradigms and new challenges – A paper presented at the National Conference – AMCCON 2008.
- Institute of Public Health, Bangalore
- South East Asia Public Health Education Network
- SRM Medical College, Kancheepuram
- Health and Humanities Division of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Contribution to policy dialogue on human resource development
- Medico Friend Circle
– Background paper for mfc annual meeting on public health education.
- National Knowledge Commission
Dr. Ravi Narayan was a member of the subgroup on community health orientation of human resource development and made a detailed submission to the commission.
- Karnataka Knowledge Commission
Dr. Ravi Narayan was a member of the subgroup on human resource development and submitted suggestions HRD challenges for Karnataka.