The Center led the designing of the National Communication Strategy for Promotion of Mental Health and dissemination of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017, titled “Aao Baat Karein!”/“Come, Let’s Talk!” This was part of the Center’s efforts in providing technical support to the ministry of health and family welfare. The process involved extensive study of the policy documents and secondary research, conducting scoping workshops with the communication and media cell of the ministry, representatives from the World Health Organization, and other technical organizations, and synthesis of the above, to come up with the final strategy document. Based on the successful completion of the reference project, the ministry has indicated interest in working further with the Center on areas such as elderly care, antimicrobial resistance, and the use of IT in health. This project has been completed, and the final strategy paper was submitted to the ministry of health and family welfare on July 21, 2017.
Partner: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India