CHETNA is an activity of the Nehru Foundation for Development, which is a public charitable trust, registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.
Strategic interventions by CHETNA
Policy and Programme level
Generation of field level evidence on nutrition and health status of marginalised communities.
Demonstration of innovative strategies to enhance access to nutrition and health services.
Facilitation of people’s participation in policy and programme formulation and monitoring of action plans at state and national levels.
Media advocacy to generate public opinion on issues affecting nutrition and health status of marginalised communities.
Networking with stakeholders for consensus building on identified issues.
Capacity building of community based organisations on nutrition and health issues. The programmes are based on specific learning needs and realistic action plans are developed to facilitate effective implementation.
Development and dissemination of a wide range of gender-sensitive nutrition and health communication and training material.
The material is innovative, culturally sensitive and undergoes extensive field testing. It is widely disseminated at State, National, Regional and International levels. CHETNA’s Information and Documentation Centre has a rich collection of material on diverse issues of women, young people and children.
Working with stakeholders such as elected representatives of Panchayat, members of Self Help Groups, families and communities, influencing health-seeking behaviour.