National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been set up under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of Government of India to serve as an apex body for technical assistance.
Established in 2007, the National Health Systems Resource Centre's mandate is to assist in policy and strategy development in the provision and mobilisation of technical assistance to the states and in capacity building for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the centre and in the states.The goal of this institution is to improve health outcomes by facilitating governance reform, health systems innovations and improved information sharing among all stake holders at the national, state, district and sub-district levels through specific capacity development and convergence models.
It has a 21 member Governing Board, chaired by the Secretary, MoHFW, Government of India with the Mission Director, NRHM as the Vice Chairperson of the board and the Chairperson of its Executive Committee. Of the 21 members, 11 are ex-officio senior health administrators, four from the states. Ten are public health experts from academics and civil society. The Executive Director, NHSRC is the Member Secretary of both the board and the Executive Committee. NHSRC's annual governing board meet sanctions its work agenda and its budget.
NHSRC is also a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices & Health Technology Policy
The NHSRC currently consists of eight divisions – Community Processes, Public Health Planning, Human Resources for Health, Quality Improvement in Healthcare, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Technology, Health Informatics and Public Health Administration.
The NHSRC has a regional office in the north-east region of India. The North East Regional Resource Centre (NE RRC) has functional autonomy and implements a similar range of activities.