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Society for Community Health Awareness Research and Action

Community Health Cell (CHC), Bengaluru

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:

SOCHARA Silver Jubilee - Sourthern Region

SOCHARA Silver Jubilee - Poem

Kolar Comprehensive Primary Health Care Initiative

Activity on Sustainable Sanitation @ Bengaluru - Prahalad IM

Health of slum dwellers most vulnerable to the ills of urbanization, reveals symposium

BBMP Training for Master Trainers in Solid Waste Management (SWM)

Waste Management Intervention at DJ Halli, Bengaluru by Prahalad

   

Community Health Cell (CHC), Bengaluru Staff

Mr. Sam Joseph
Coordinator & Secretary - SOCHARA
Mr. Mathew Alex
Accountant
Mr. Mahadevaswamy H R
Junior Librarian
Ms. Maria Dorthy Stella
Office Secretary
Mr. Hari Prasad Ojha
Office Assistant
Mr. Joseph M S
Office Assistant
Ms. Vijaya
Office Helper