Participatory Rural Appraisal

Knowing our community.pdf

Village participation in Rural development
The World Bank: Participatory Rural appraisal


Community Orientation Programme




The entire batch of 150 first Year MBBS students are taken through an experiential learning program called Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in which they are engaged by the department for the entire day with morning briefing and practice sessions followed by afternoon experiential learning in the field (usually two villages each visited by 75 students). Using PRA tools, students and villagers do Community Diagnosis (identify the main problems & the reasons for the problem) as well as develop an Action Plan for a Community Health and Development using local resources and through an Intervention (Health Education) create awareness for behavioural change.

PRA helps the students understand the process and value of community engagement (participation) in Health and development.




Family Health Appraisal






Community Health Survey, Diagnosis and Plan

Community Survey.pdf
Community Diagnosis.pdf
Community Plan.pdf
Template for students to download: Community Diagnosis.doc

UNICEF / Popline Resource: Conduct Community Diagnosis: Facilitator's Guide

Published experiences on Community Diagnosis & Community Health Programme

Teaching Community Diagnosis
Community Diagnosis & Health education


Community Pediatrics






Answer Keys For Internal Assessment tests

Key_for_September_IAT.doc
Key_for_October_IAT 09.doc

Operating guidelines for Nutrition Rehabilitation Center

NRCW.pdf



PSBH Project Blog



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