At Healing Fields Foundation, we address our commitment to health education and financing needs of the disadvantaged communities by developing relevant initiatives/models so that it could effectively intervene and stop the downward spiral of poverty.
The CHF program was started with an objective of making quality healthcare accessible and affordable to those who are poor and are pushed below poverty levels with one incidence of hospitalization.
We have a 3 step approach to address this problem.
We thus have a dual focus of health outcome and income generation by training on healthcare services and locally relevant health solutions through micro-enterprise opportunities for women. Ours is also the 4E Model approach which includes steps to Equip, Establish, Elevate and Enable.
To enhance the reach of health services in rural areas of Bihar and UP through Basic Care Providers (BCPs) and mobile clinics to make quality healthcare accessible at affordable prices to the poor.
To develop master trainers to further train the CHFs as BCPs and rollout the BCP programme.
The scheduled training was planned in partnership with Stanford University’s Emergency Medical Department and was launched on the 8th August 2016 at Buxar in Bihar. A screening decisions support app was also been developed to assist CHFs.
The trained BCPs provide a full cycle continuum of care model of outreach health services. The BCPs are supported by the presence of medically qualified doctors in the project.
Our School Health Champions (SHCs) disseminate awareness and information among children about nutrition, reproductive health, personal hygiene and environmental sanitation to put a strong foundation for a healthy and liveable environment. We have developed a training kit that includes a trainer's manual, learning aids and hand-out material for the students which has content that aligns with what children learns in their school curriculum.
After testing for successful implementation in Bangalore, where 80 SHCs organized nutrition exhibitions and grew kitchen garden in their school along with other children to promote nutritious diet, we are rolling out the same program soon in schools in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.