Community Mobilization in Uttar Pradesh

Project Description

The Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilization Project will pilot and evaluate the self-help group (SHG) model as a promising platform for scaling up family health interventions. The project objectives are: (1) To increase adoption of evidence-based, high-impact family health behaviors through SHGs to reach the poor; (2) To increase access to local health services; (3) To scale up evidence-based, high impact health behaviors and effective strategies to improve access to health services for the poor.

The Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University provides ongoing technical support to project interventions, and is conducting operations research and evaluation studies within the project. These studies utilize a variety of methodologies, including social network analysis and quantitative as well as qualitative methods.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Jenny Ruducha
Boston University Co-Investigator n/a
Collaborators Public Health Foundation of India, Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana, Population Council, and the Community Empowerment Lab
Country(ies) India
Dates of Research 2012-2016
Donor/Funder Bill_and_Melinda_Gates_FoundationThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation