Public Health Planning is a critical dimension of both health systems and health programmes, and acts as the interface between the two. This practice area is not only important for developing the health plans and programmes responsive to the needs of population, but it is also vital for budgeting and resource allocation in a systematic and equity sensitive manner. Successful and competent decentralised planning requires in the least
- A grasp of epidemiology
- A knowledge of programme design
- A systems approach to the organisation of health services
- An understanding of social determinants of health and health behaviors
- Knowledge and learning from best practices and innovations
- And above all, the ability to build capacity in all these domains at the district level
Access this page to learn more about the progress of different aspects of health systems strengthening under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the challenges this task has been facing.