Library and Documentation Unit

Information is considered a vital resource for development in any field and it is necessary that the documents are preserved and easily accessible. Library and documentation centers are the backbone of any research & training institution. CEHAT thus has emphasized for the development of the unit. The unit has wide range of resources in the field of social science and health. The primary objective of the unit is to make available data, information and research material it generates and accumulates to a wide community of scholars and social activists and to enhance the quality of health care and expand its access as well as to add to the knowledge base in health studies.

The uniqueness of the library is the collection of various books and resources in the field of health, particularly on social science and health. Students, journalists, medical professionals, social workers, lawyers, trainers, activists, development workers, counsellors, are welcome to use the library.
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One of the core strategies of the organisation is to disseminate information through databases and relevant publications. The finding of the research conducted by CEHAT should reach out to people’s movement, policy makers and also for policy implementation. The publications are outcome of CEHAT's own research projects which have focused on relevant research and has endeavoured to inform campaigns around social issues. They are in the form of books, research reports, manuals, posters and resource materials. CEHAT is using APA standard referencing style for the publications. Read More....

Statistical Health Database: Information on various aspects of the health sector in India is spread over numerous sources. The main objective of the database was to bring information of health sector in India together under one umbrella and to use it to promote research and advocacy. CEHAT has a Computerized Statistical Health Database on over 500 variables on various health indicators. The database provides health sector information for all states in India, from 1951 to the latest available year (the census data are for 10-yearly periods). The data have been collected from various secondary sources. The data is put under distributed under five major heads Finance, Humanpower, Indicators, Infrastructure, and Socio Economic Data in a user friendly database. Users can select the required indicators and run independent tables and save the files in pdf formats.