A Training Manual for Health Workers: Healthy Village Healthy City Healthy District Healthy State Healthy Nation
The Manual has evolved out of two years of operational research undertaken to strengthen IEC/health promotion component under National Health Mission in the project “Development of an integrated model of health promotion in a district setting” undertaken in districts of Hoshiarpur in Punjab and Ambala in Haryana, from 2013 to 2016. Common risk factors for communicable diseases (CDs), noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injuries and RCH issues such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, smoking, substance abuse, harmful use of tobacco and alcohol, negligence in road safety, stress, unsafe water, lack of personal and oral hygiene, etc. have become the leading determinants for morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among NCDs, a majority of all deaths in the world are caused by cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases.
The manual is for health workers and will serve as an important capacity building tool under the national health programs (NHP). The manual is available in three languages: English, Hindi and Punjabi. The manual has been developed in partnership with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab & Haryana; National Health Mission, Punjab & Haryana; School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh; & Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.