Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) runs multiple capacity building initiatives in management of chronic conditions for Primary Care Physicians. The training division under the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries (CCCI) at PHFI is working towards improving the knowledge, skills and core competencies of healthcare professionals through various evidence-based capacity building programs to combat chronic conditions.
To make the journey with CCCI Training division more efficient, the app comes with separate interface for National Experts, Regional Faculty, Observers and Participants with the following features:
Ease of accessibility
Interactive chat platform
Regular updates and notification
Accessibility to study material
Platform to interact with secretariat to share queries and feedback and much more
PHFI has built a cadre of more than 20,000 trained primary care physicians/general practitioners through these initiatives over the last eight years. The various recognitions that this model has achieved over the years include industry awards like
BMJ India award 2014 for excellence in Medical education 2014 as finalist
PHD Chambers award for excellence in Skill development 2015
ASSOCHAM award for BEST NGO in Skill development in 2016-17
Platinum Award in 11th QCI - D.L. Shah Quality Award 2017
IDF (International Diabetes federation) recognition of its 2 courses, AOTA (Asia Oceania Thyroid Association) for its course on Thyroid disorders, SAFES (South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies) endorsement, International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) endorsement for its Course in Management of COPD & Asthma. The initiatives have been adopted by various State Government acceptance under NRHM/NHM (National Health Mission). Many other countries have also adopted this model for training of their primary care physicians and healthcare professionals.
These capacity building initiatives are contact based sessions conducted once a month, across various centres in the country with the help of Endocrinologists / Diabetologists / Gynaecologist / Ophthalmologists /Cardiologists/ Pulmonologists who act as faculty. PHFI has strong a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for ensuring the quality of these programs.