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Projects - Community Health Initiative (CHI)

Download CHI - Project Report in PDF Format (3.2 MB) or ZIP format (3.2 MB)
Download CHI - Presentation in PDF Format (5.55 MB) or ZIP format (5.50)
Download CHI - Presentation (08.Aug.2013) in PPTX format (1.28 MB) or ZIP format (1.17 MB)

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This is an innovative, unprecedented and challenging opportunity to dramatically reduce or correct disabilities in a population of 1.5 million persons. Impact India believes that this is an exceptional and replicable project which conforms to all the priorities of the Indian Government and International Agencies:


In partnership with the Maharashtra State (endorsed by a Government Order issued on November 7th, 2007), IIF has commenced a Community Health Initiative (CHI), a model National Rural Health Mission in support of the goal to establish a fully functional, community owned, health-delivery system in the tribal areas of rural Thane District in Northern Maharashtra - Palghar, Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Mokhada, Vikramgad and Wada Blocks.

The CHI aims at the dramatic reduction in a number of disabilities affecting a population of approximately 1.5 million tribals through curative and preventive measures. Impact believes in creating replicable programmes, working with NGOs and mobilising the community.

Reduction by one-half in the incidence of future disability through prevention:

Areas of Focus:

Reversal by one-half of existing disability by curative measures:

Areas of Concentration include:

Snakes and Ladders:

A Health Game, based on the conventional Snakes and Ladders game, has been designed specifically by Impact (in English and Marathi) for the use of rural school children. The game seeks to “reward” and reinforce positive behaviour relating to health (climb a ladder) and “punish” and discourage poor health practices (slide down a snake). The Game is simple and effective in communicating various health messages in a playful way.