Vinod (Vinny) K. Bhutani

Community and International Work Details

  • Project Title:  STANFORD-INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR MATERNAL-CHILD HEATH WELL-BEING
  • Topic/emphasis:  Heath and Society
  • Partnering Organization(s):  PFIIS, Stanford University
  • Populations Served:  Global
  • Location:  International
  • Specific Location:  India
  • This an ongoing project:  Yes
  • There are opportunities for student involvement in work:  Yes
  • Description:  Program builds partnerships with individuals and organizations who strive to improve the unacceptably high maternal and childhood morbidity and mortality rates, especially in the Indian subcontinent. Our aim is to facilitate the implementation of known evidence-based interventions. The initiative goal include leadership training, interdisciplinary scholarship and mentorship by experts from Stanford University and world-wide. In order to improve the unacceptably high maternal and childhood morbidity and mortality rates in the Indian subcontinent by facilitating the implementation of known evidence-base interventions through innovative strategies that bridge existing social and access barriers in the micro- and macro-health environment. These strategies include, but are not limited to, development of leadership skills, interdisciplinary scholarship and mentorship by experts from Stanford and the subcontinent. The anticipated societal messages based on a hypothesis: "ASK, its your right" relies on the health and societal principle of: E = S(T+M); where, empowered (E) healthcare decision making equals the product of societal facilitation (S) mediated transference (T) of empowerment (by healthcare providers) and media (M) communication-based education.

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