The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in India is coordinated with Health Action by People (HAP), a non-profit, non-governmental organization. The association between HAP and DHF started in 1993 and the first PSBH workshop was conducted that year. The workshops address participants with a variety of skills and backgrounds. The seventh PSBH workshop focused on nursing students at the Trivandrum Nursing College. Since March 1999, all PSBH workshops have been conducted for undergraduate medical students in various medical colleges, guiding the students toward their roles as future public health leaders.
The PSBH program devotes its energy entirely to sensitizing medical students to the problem-solving methodology. Each student develops a protocol related to his/her research question. Nearly a third of the projects are selected for implementation. Rather than individual implementation, group activity is encouraged, thus promoting teamwork.
To date, the program has a network of 40 medical colleges in India, and 12,223 medical students have been exposed to the PSBH process. Over 50 projects have been completed in Kozhikode Medical College since the program was launched there in 2003.
India launched the first workshop for nurses in May 2004. Dr. C.R. Soman has incorporated PSBH into the curricula of 46 medical colleges. Ultimately, Dr. Soman plans to bring medical and nursing students together so they can learn to work collaboratively from the very beginning of their academic experience.
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka Al Ameen Medical College , Bijapur, Karnataka Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh Baby Memorial College of Nursing,Kozhikode, Kerala CU Shah Medical College, Surendranagar, Gujarat Calicut (Government) Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI (Church of Southern India) Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya PradeshGandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Government College of Nursing, Kozhikode, Kerala Government College of Nursing, Trivandrum, Kerala Government Dental College, Trivandrum, Kerala Government Medical College, Anantapur, Gujarat Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala Government Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, Karnataka Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu King George Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Maharani Lakshmi Bai (MLB) Medical College, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Wardha, Maharashtra Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, Delhi NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra NT Rama Rao (NTR) University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra PradeshNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Government (NSCB) Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Peoples College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya PradeshPramukh Swami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JNM) Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, Kerala Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra Ruxmaniben Deepchand (RD) Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya PradeshShri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra PradeshSmt. NHL (Nathiba Hargovandas Lakshmichand) Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad Gujarat Sri Venkateswara (SV) Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Subharati Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Thirumala Devaswom (TD) Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala Thoothukudi Medical College, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka