Community Health Cell (CHC)

Community Health Cell (CHC) is a functional unit of Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA) and works with a large network of non-government and government institutions, health and developmental campaign groups and people’s movements to make them part of this ‘Health for All’ movement. CHC contributes towards SOCHARA's objectives through training, interactive discussions, participatory reflections and review, research and evaluation, peer group support, networking and solidarity.

CHC started in 1984 as study-reflection-action experiment by a group of people who moved beyond the Medical College, to support and facilitate community health action at the grassroots particularly in Karnataka. The experiment aimed to explore the evolving principles and critical issues in community health in India. This Phase involved promoting and facilitating, the enabling dimension in healthcare and well-being, the socio epidemiological approach and participatory ethos. In June 1990 the project was reviewed by academics, NGOs and voluntary agencies involved in health action and CHC was registered as Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA).

 

Unit Activity Reference

1. SOCHARA Silver Jubilee Celebration &  SSJ SourthernRegional Workshop @ Bengaluru

2. SOCHARA Silver Jubilee Poem by MR. Samar & Ms. Balentina, Community Health Fellows

3. Kolar Comprehensive Primary Health Care Initiative

4.  Activity on Sustainable Sanitation @ Bengaluru - Prahalad IM

5. Health of slum dwellers most vulnerable to the ills of urbanization, reveals symposium by Anusha Purushotham

6. BBMP Training for Master Trainers in Solid Waste Management (SWM) - Anusha, Adithya& Chander SJ

7. Waste Management Intervention at DJ Halli, Bengaluru by Prahalad