Community Action for Health: Innovative Approaches.
The film showcases the new approaches/innovations undertaken to deepen the CAH processes in some selected states, which include: community mobilization and monitoring of Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) in Assam; monitoring and auditing through State Audit Units (SAUs) in Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and Uttarakhand; and strengthening Rogi Kalyan Samities (RKSs) to improve quality of health services in Uttar Pradesh. Also, film covers monitoring of Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) services in Bihar; and CAH in urban cities of Gujarat. Watch the film for more details.
Animation Clip on Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee
The animation clip, developed by the AGCA Secretariat, briefs on the functioning of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHSNC), which is a platform for community initiatives to bring everyone together for making changes as per their local needs at the village level. It summarizes key steps and stages of VHSNC formation in detail; members of the committee; and the roles and responsibilities of each VHSNC member towards its strengthening. It has two versions in English and Hindi – English (https://youtu.be/6bxqMxxbFys), and Hindi (https://youtu.be/Q6V8ombCoVw).
Video on Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day in the context of COVID-19
The video showcases the dos and don’ts while organising Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND) during COVID-19 which includes: (i) preparedness required (before, during, and after) for organising VHSNDs; (ii) safety norms for ANMs; (iii) COVID-19 protocols; (iv) management of bio-medical wastes, etc. It has two versions in English and Hindi – English (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8ZEtcoaLOM), and Hindi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVWgAv47Ruo&t=1s).
Rogi Kalyan Samiti
The documentary film on Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS), developed with support from DASRA, showcases the processes, outcomes and learnings of RKS strengthening initiative in Uttar Pradesh. The film is used as resource material for state, regional and district level master trainers.
We Must Change This Story
The film We Must Change this Story – Yah Kahani Hamien Badalni Hi Hogi, developed by the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA Secretariat) with support from the State Health Mission – Madhya Pradesh, illustrates real life case stories of maternal deaths and near miss cases, which occurred while seeking treatment from public health facilities in Madhya Pradesh. The primary objective of the film is to evoke an emotional response among health service providers and health managers to make them think, internalize, reflect and take preventive actions for averting maternal deaths. It highlights the following issues: (i) objectives and importance of Maternal Death Reviews; ii) lapses in access to quality health care- at the community level and in the health facilities; (iii) impact of maternal deaths in the families, and (iv) positive reinforcements from near miss cases.
The film is being used in the trainings and orientation programmes for doctors, paramedical staff and frontline providers. There are two versions of the film in two languages- Hindi (long, short) and English (long, short)
Pag Pag Aage
The film Pag pag aage’ focuses on health entitlements and services under the National Health Mission (NHM). The story revolves around a ward member, who has received training on health entitlements under NHM, and uses the platform of the Gram sabha to generate awareness on their rights and motivate people to access and demand the services.
Community Action for Public Health
The documentary depicts the changes brought about by the programme – Community Action for Health (CAH) under the National Rural Health Mission in selected districts of Bihar. Health sub-centres, which were shut for years were made functional, service providers stopped asking for informal payments for medicine and care, and there were marked improvements in quality of services…How did this happen? Watch the film and see what the community has to say…
Bringing Public into Public Health
The documentary film ‘Bringing Public into Public Health’ showcases the models of Community Action for Health (CAH) in various states. It summarizes key experiences, challenges and lessons learnt from various community action processes being implemented across the country. The film captures the experiences from the urban areas of Bhubaneswar and Delhi too. In particular, the film can be used as a tool for orientation of the stakeholders and rolling out the CAH component at the state and district levels. Watch the film for more details…
Jan Swasthya ke Badhte Kadam
The documentary film ‘‘Jan Swasthya Ke Badhte Kadam’ Bringing Public into Public Health’ showcases the models of Community Action for Health (CAH) in various states. It summarizes key experiences, challenges and lessons learnt from various community action processes being implemented across the country. The film captures the experiences from the urban areas of Bhubaneswar and Delhi too. In particular, the film can be used as a tool for orientation of the stakeholders and rolling out the CAH component at the state and district levels. Watch the film for more details…