HealthPhone: Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) Plus Program - ITAP
This documentary aims to document the best practices, lessons learned and recommendations developed over the course of IFPS Project's and ITAP's work in ASHA Plus Program: Expanding access to healthcare in rural and poor communities through capacity building of the community-based workers, introducing flexible population coverage and performance-based remuneration in Uttarakhand.
• Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) Plus workers reached out to more than 14,000 clients in six blocks of three districts during the pilot
• Trained 5302 ASHAs
• Based on its success and a few modifications, the state government strengthened the program to introduce an ASHA Support System
• The state government scaled up the program to cover 3.13 million people across six districts
The Innovations in Family Planning Services (IFPS) Technical Assistance Project (ITAP) implemented by Palladium and facilitated multi-sectoral dialogue, strategic information analysis and use, in-country capacity building and implementation assistance to the government of India and three northern states in improving family planning indicators in the country. A major thrust for ITAP was to develop, design, demonstrate, document, and disseminate innovative public-private partnership (PPP) models and financing strategies that reach the poor and vulnerable communities with family planning services. The project piloted six innovative and scalable PPP models in three states of North India (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand) from 2005-2012.