Society for Community Health Awareness Research and Action

What We Do

SOCHARA, as a interdisciplinary resource group involved in broad spectrum of community health and public health activities to facilitate Health for All goal via six variant objectives. Apart from these major initiatives, the teaching & learning facilitation, training, advocacy and community health action work of SOCHARA through its units in Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhopal and support to health as social movement at state, national and international levels. Our approach to work is planned to involve processes like training, advocacy, research and action to avoid replication and involving people/participants at all stages. Our work can be broadly classified as process and themes as shown below:.



Community Awareness Building

Community Health Workers

Community Action

Community Monitoring

Community based / Oriented Training Strategies

Environmental and Occupational Health

Community Health Research

Disaster Response

Health Policy Action


Health as a Social Movement

Integration of Medical and Health Systems

Health Solidarity

Mental Health


Public Health Education

Rationale Drugs Policy/Essential Medicines


Substance Abuse


Urban Health

Vector Borne Disease 

Women's Health