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Community Process- ASHA

The ASHA programme is a key component of the community processes element of National Health Mission intended to achieve the goal of increasing community engagement with the health system. ASHAs are the key drivers of community-based care introduced with the key objective of bridging the gap between health services and community by functioning as a healthcare facilitator, a service provider and a health activist at the community level.

The programme has evolved in many significant ways since its launch in 2005, responding to local context and national priorities. Key programme components that have contributed to the sustainability of programme include mechanisms built for regular modular training and on the job mentoring, creation of strong support structures and performance linked monetary and non-monetary incentives.

Key milestones that shaped the discourse of the programme leading it to its current status, where ASHAs are being considered an important member of the primary health teams at Health and Wellness Centres are as follows –

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In the current context of Comprehensive Primary Health Care, ASHAs are being viewed as the key member of the primary healthcare team to support delivery of the expanded package of services at community level. This requires expansion of the tasks performed by them from maternal and child health and communicable diseases to newer service areas like emergency and trauma care, oral health, eye and ENT care and chronic diseases like mental health, palliative and elderly care.

ASHA certification

Guidelines

Policies and orders

ASHA drug kit

ASHA incentives

ASHA qualification

ASHA security

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1 Safety Measures For ASHAs_29.01.2016 (809 KB)

ASHA support structure

ASHA training

Career Progression for ASHAs

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1 Career Progression For The ASHA_17.02.2014 (212 KB)

Direct Benefit Transfer

HBNC kit

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1 Amoxicillin for young infant sepsis_20.01.2015(1) (551 KB)

HBNC program

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1 Home Based Newborn Care Scheme Through ASHA 19.08.2011 (122 KB)

HBYC program

Indicator for ASHA Program

RBSK

Social Security benefit

Training Modules

ASHA Modules

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1 Handbook for ASHA Facilitators and MPWs on HBNC and HBYC (57570 KB)
2 Handbook for ASHA Facilitators and MPWs on HBNC and HBYC-Hindi (29707 KB)
3 ASHA Handbook - Mobilizing for Action on Violence against Women English (1370 KB)
4 ASHA Handbook - Mobilizing for Action on Violence against Women Hindi (2540 KB)
5 Facilitators Module ASHA for Book-5 English (733 KB)
6 Facilitators Module ASHA For Book-5 Hindi (574 KB)
7 Handbook For ASHA Facilitators - English (584 KB)
8 Handbook For ASHA Facilitators - Hindi (1465 KB)
9 Handbook For ASHA On Home Based Care For Young Child-English (9018 KB)
10 Handbook For ASHA On Home Based Care For Young Child-Hindi (9228 KB)
11 Helping ASHAs Identify Birth Defects English (2860 KB)
12 Helping ASHAs Identify Birth Defects Hindi (2508 KB)
13 Induction Training Module for ASHA English (4290 KB)
14 Induction Training Module for ASHA Hindi (3480 KB)
15 Induction Training Module for ASHAs in Urban Areas English (5000 KB)
16 Induction Training Module for ASHAs in Urban Areas Hindi (2480 KB)
17 PLA Module for ASHA_English (2870 KB)
18 PLA Module for ASHA_Hindi (4730 KB)
19 Reaching The Unreached Brochure for ASHA (721 KB)
20 Reaching The Unreached Hindi (4233 KB)
21 Reading Material ASHA English (434 KB)
22 Reading Material ASHA Hindi (483 KB)
23 Skills That Save Lives ASHA Module 6 English (4559 KB)
24 Skills That Save Lives ASHA Module 6 Hindi (3321 KB)
25 Skills That Save Lives ASHA Module 7 Hindi (3677 KB)
26 Skills That Save Lives ASHA Module-7 English (4340 KB)

Communication kits

Menstrual Hygiene

Notes for ASHA Trainers