EOI-Establishing Innovation & Learning Centre for Comprehensive Primary Health Care in indigenous Tribal Areas

National Health Systems Resource Centre
Last date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Detailed Description

About the Organization:

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is a technical support organization under the National Health Mission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Their mandate is to assist in policy and strategy development in the provision and mobilization of technical assistance to the states and in capacity building for the Ministry of Health.

Roles and Responsibilities of the ILC:

  • ILC will undertake the change management for CPHC covering all indigenous tribal people in one block in the state through following activities for tribal population
  • Provide overall handholding and support to the implementing primary care teams.
  • Undertake baseline surveys, and develop a plan for process re-engineering.
  • Study effectiveness of primary health care approaches and documenting these so as to enable scaling up into other blocks and districts.
  • Study approaches for integrating additional components of CPHC within the existing package of RCH and communicable diseases.
  • Study local patterns for co-morbidities and build capacity of teams to address comorbidities, recognising social and environmental determinants and equity.
  • Assess local diseases burden and prioritize elements of the service packages, assessing and building HR requirements including multitasking, to deliver CPHC.
  • Support team to improve service quality through the use of Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and care pathways specific to individual service providers within the team.
  • Develop mechanisms for referral and study effective ways of ensuring a continuum of care, including mechanisms such as EHR, telemedicine, etc.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with other research, academic and training organizations and with the state to ensure effectiveness, credibility and ownership.
  • Undertake policy and public advocacy to enable scaling up of those innovations with positive health outcomes through analytical writing in peer reviewed journals, media, and dissemination workshops.
  • Plan and conduct Implementation research along with NHSRC

Eligibility Criteria:

  • At least 05 years’ experience of working with indigenous tribal communities and delivering primary health care
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing community outreach program for indigenous tribal people including promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care
  • Experience of working with the Government and public health system
  • Turnover of at least Rs.50 Lakhs annually (to be waived off in case of a Government institution)
  • Experience in training and capacity building of Primary Health Care team members
  • Demonstratable experience in research and innovations in delivery of primary care - in areas like human resources, ICT, process re-engineering etc
  • Agencies will be shortlisted based on the above mentioned criteria by a technical committee, followed by field review. Funds amounting to approximate Rs. 22 Lakhs will be provided to each centre for one year.


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