UHC India

Community Action for Health: Evidence from India

Social Participation in Health, known also as Community Action for Health or Community Participation in Health has a long and storied history. As global consensus grows on the centrality of this driver of health reform, we undertook to document lessons, with a focus on India’s national process as well as the experiences of the southern Indian state of Kerala. This is just a snapshot of the many experiences in the subcontinent with social participation and community action and we have aimed to use the novel method of Witness Seminars to carefully archive these histories from the perspective of its shapers – it’s witnesses. This resource is a intended for use by citizens, advocates, researchers and implementers to learn and act in to bring about societal change in the service of health.

Learn more about the method adopted to carry out this work at the national level here, and in Kerala, here.