Indian HDSS meeting on policy relevant public-health research initiatives
HDSS centres in India are looking forward to provide policy relevant output in the field of health and demography and envisage complimenting government’s efforts for enhancing public health research in India that will help develop evidence based, health policies and public health programs. A brain storming on how to leverage HDSS strengths for better policy and program was required to move towards this purpose; hence Vadu HDSS organized a meeting funded by INDEPTH Network on 6th January 2015 in KEMHRC Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting was to bring the members of all HDSS sites, national and local government officials, policy makers and media in India together and inform them about value added by HDSS to government’s efforts of improving population health. Overall meeting agenda focused on discussing importance of HDSS and how it could leverage public health policy.