Dreyfus Health Foundation


Established: 1993
Workshops: 157 (156)
Follow-up Workshops: 13
Projects: 12225
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Contact Information
C. R. Soman
PSBH® National Coordinator
Telephone: (91-471) 2552774
Fax: (91-471) 2552775
E-mail: crsoman@vsnl.com

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Country: India
City: Trivandrum

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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 Pradesh
Gandhi 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 Pradesh
Netaji 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 Pradesh
Pramukh 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    Pradesh
Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra
Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Smt. 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

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