The Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations (RICPHI) evaluated the impact of the SALT-CLCP methodology in a partnership stimulating people-led action against hypertension and diabetes, with the MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child, the Catholic Association of India, and The Constellation.
RICPHI report improvement in behaviour towards better health thanks to community conversations, peers/family support and community engagement. Frontline health workers played an important role, and, with SALT-CLCP, they are more confident in engaging with the community. They express interest in more training and scaling up. One of the partners’ recommendations is to integrate SALT-CLCP into the public health system.
RICPHI and The Constellation will soon publish a scientific paper in the International Journal of Non-Communicable Diseases with the title: Effectiveness of a novel community-based intervention in non-communicable disease management in rural India.