Up Coming Programs

Ongoing Programs


Saantwanam is a concept rooted in the philosophy of taking health screening to the people. Adequately trained and competent lady health personnel will reach out to every home in the villages and towns of Kerala and take the message of health to them. Individuals will be screened for the presence of dominant risk factors and diseases. Those who are already suffering from these condi More..


PURE is a multinational, multicentred study guided and coordinated by McMaster University, Canada. The baseline study of this project was from March 2003 till 2007 and recruited 5650 subjects from fifteen locations in Thiruvananthapuram district both rural and urban. The study population comprises people between age group of 35-70 years. The first three year follow up of this study More..


PURE MIND is the sub study of PURE study. It is linked with PURE study; all the five centers in India involved in PURE study will be conducting the PURE MIND study. Aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and risk factors of covert stroke. 

Objectives of the Study-To determine the prevalence of covert cerebral ischemia in community-dwelling pe More..


The project titled NIHR Global health group on Dementia prevention and enhanced care(DePEC), Newcastle University” was undertaken by HAP.The study aimed to reduce the personal and social burden of dementia by developing:
  1. Approaches to reduce future numbers getting dementia  and 
  2. More efficient post-diagnostic care.
By 20 More..

LSG & Public Health

Decentralized governance in Kerala has been unique as is evident from the conception and implementation of the entire process since its inception in 1994 and further developments since 1996. Decentralization of governance in Kerala was primarily a developmental approach focusing on a political movement and public action in the state for achieving econom More..

Elderly Program

Elderly Program training in progress More..

Completed Programs


Objective of the Study:To estimate health risks from air pollution by measuring pollution levels in homes and personal breathing space of male and female participants .
Study Methods:The study was conducted More..


Evaluation of guideline based management, implementation status and challenges in the implementation of SWAAS (Step wise approach to airway syndromes programme in Family Health Centers) - a comparison with the existing care for COPD and Asthma in Primary Health Centers  ”was conducted to compare the treatment plan and characteristics of patients with obstructive airway d More..


Problem Solving for Better Health ( PSBH)
Since 1993, Health Action by People has been associating itself with 71 medical colleges in India on an exciting health problem solving experiment with undergraduate medical students. The project titled Problem Solving for Better Health is international in character and exists in 30 countries. T More..


Non Communicable Disease Prevention and Training Unit ( NPTU)
India is moving its focus from control of communicable disease now to addressing the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The state of Kerala, with great achievements in healthcare, is now facing a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. The state is More..


Population Registry of Life Style Diseases (PROLIFE)
This study was an elaborate study undertaken by HAP andit was sponsored by the Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development (KRPLLD) of the Centre for Develoment Studies, Trivandrum in 2001.  For this study HAP had adopted a large rural community with a population of 161, More..

Health inequity among tribal population

This is a one year research projected funded by International Development Research Centre ( IDRC), Canada through Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies ( AMCHSS), Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala has been in the forefront of development with remarkable efforts in framing policies on health, education and employment. However significant gaps can be observed in the utili More..

Case Management Quality of NCDs

This project is funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
With changes in the demographic and epidemiological structure, Kerala has become more similar to developed nations in terms of population aging and disease profile. This has meant an increase in the prevalence of non communicable diseases in the state. Very few studies have been conducted to assess the p More..

Alcohol study

This study was commissioned by the Govt. of Kerala in light of growing concerns about excessive consumption about alcohol in the state. The study was aimed at providing an overview of the nature and pattern of alcohol use to understand the pathways of harmful use, the extent of harm associated with families and the community. It was concluded by exploring policy options and their feasib More..

Prescription pattern of Anti-TB drugs by private practitioners

An operational research study funded under Revised Nat More..


The WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control postulates demand and supply reduction strategies for comprehensive tobacco control. As mentioned earlier, it shall not be wrong to say that Kerala can rightfully claim a tick for demand reduction strategies. However, we are yet to begin effective measures relating to reducing the supply of tobacco. Restriction of sales to and by mi More..