A Sustainable, Comprehensive, Community-Based Primary Health Care Approach: The Jamkhed Model
There has been significant sustainable impact on health and wellbeing, especially in the poor and marginalized, and women and children. Since 1970, the infant mortality rate has fallen from 176 to 20 deaths /1000 live births; immunization levels are 98%; and prenatal care and safe delivery is 98%.
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Demonstrate a comprehensive approach to primary healthcare in rural India. Evaluate the impact of the Jamkhed Model in the community health and development.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Health, Community Health Workers and Promoters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Sumana Vardhan received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and will be matriculating to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She has worked with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in programs and development.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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