This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
India's rapid urbanization has significant implications, especially with respect to the health needs of nearly 100 million urban poor, many of them migrants, who earn between USD 4 and 8 per day. The Government of India has taken cognizance of this challenge and has identified establishing public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a key intervention in expanding the provision of primary health care services in urban areas across the country. This is a guide for establishing and developing urban primary health centers (UPHCs) according to India’s National Health Mission framework, and using public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements with non-government organizations. It can be used by all states, regardless of where they are in the development and realization of their strategy, policies, and processes with respect to PPPs in UPHCs. For states that already have such a program, this may help to streamline and improve policies and processes. It also contains guidelines and suggestions that are useful for states that are open to or considering the implementation of similar programs. Click here to access the toolkit.