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Building public health capacity in Madhya Pradesh through academic partnership

Tiwari, Ritika ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5078-8989, Sharma, Anjali, Negandhi, Himanshu, Zodpey, Sanjay, Vyas, Nidhi and Agnani, Manohar (2014) Building public health capacity in Madhya Pradesh through academic partnership. Global Health Action, 7 (1). p. 24839.

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Engaging in partnerships is a strategic means of achieving objectives common to each partner. The Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM) partners in consultation with the government and aims to strengthen the public health managerial capacity. This case study examines the PGDPHM program conducted jointly by the Public Health Foundation of India and the Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) at the State Institute of Health Management and Communication, Gwalior, which is the apex training and research institute of the state government for health professionals. This is an example of collaborative partnership between an academic institution and the Department of Public Health and Family Welfare, GoMP. PGDPHM is a 1-year, fully residential course with a strong component of field-based project work, and aims to bridge the gap in public health managerial capacity of the health system through training of health professionals. The program is uniquely designed in the context of the National Rural Health Mission and uses a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on inter-professional education. The curriculum is competency driven and health systems connected and the pedagogy uses a problem-solving approach with multidisciplinary faculty from different programs and practice backgrounds that bring rich field experience to the classroom. This case study presents the successful example of the interface between academia and the health system and of common goals achieved through this partnership for building capacity of health professionals in the state of Madhya Pradesh over the past 3 years.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.24839
School/Department: London Campus
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/8571

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