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Enhancing public health practice through a capacity-building educational programme: an evaluation

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, May 2015
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Title
Enhancing public health practice through a capacity-building educational programme: an evaluation
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Human Resources for Health, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12960-015-0024-4
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Preeti Negandhi, Himanshu Negandhi, Kavya Sharma, Sarah Wild, Sanjay Zodpey

Abstract

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management, launched by the Govt. of India under the aegis of the National Rural Health Mission in 2008, aims to enhance the managerial capabilities of public health professionals to improve the public health system. The Govt. of India invested enormous resources into this programme and requested an evaluation to understand the current processes, assess the graduates' work performance and identify areas for improvement. Quantitative telephone surveys as well as qualitative in-depth interviews were used. Graduates from the first three batches, their supervisors, peers and subordinates and faculty members were interviewed. Quantitative data were analysed using proportions, means and interpretative descriptions. Qualitative analyses involved transcription, translation, sorting, coding and filing into domains. Of the 363 graduates whose contact details were available, 138 could not be contacted. Two hundred twenty-three (223) graduates (61.43% of eligible participants) were interviewed by telephone; 52 in-depth interviews were conducted. Of the graduates who joined, 63.8% graduates were motivated to join the programme for career advancement and gaining public health knowledge. The content was theoretically good, informative and well-designed. Graduates expressed need for more practical and group work. After graduating, they reported being equipped with some new skills to implement programmes effectively. They reported that attitudes and healthcare delivery practices had improved; they had better self-esteem, increased confidence, better communication skills and implementation capacity. While they were able to apply some skills, they encountered some barriers, such as governance, placements, lack of support from the system and community, inadequate implementation authority and lack of planning by the state government. Incentives (both monetary and non-monetary) played a major role in motivating them to deliver public health services. They suggested that states should nominate candidates expected to make a significant contribution to the health system, recognition from a relevant authoritative national body and need for a placement cell, especially for the self-sponsored candidates. A continuous mechanism for interaction and dialogue with the graduates during and after completion of the programme should be designed. This evaluation helped by providing inputs for refining the programme.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
Unknown 61 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 40%
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Unspecified 5 8%
Other 10 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 29%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 13%
Unspecified 8 13%
Social Sciences 8 13%
Other 10 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 November 2015.
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#3,770,979
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Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#431
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#75,920
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Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#25
of 37 outputs
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