CEHAT's projects are based on its ideological commitment and priorities, and are focused on four broad themes,
An increasing part of this work is being done collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations and institutions.
Establishing Health as a Human Right (2003 onwards)
Study on demand for a public hospital in Mumbai (2002)
The study brings out the importance of the municipal health care system in metropolitan cities. It shows that non-availability of public hospitals and inadequate dispensaries in the vicinity push people to seek care from the private health sector.
SATHI Cell: (2002 onwards)
SATHI (companion) stands for Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives. SATHI cell aims at fostering a broad-based health movement by offering training and advocacy related inputs to various organisations taking up health initiatives. Activities include continued collaboration with four People's Organizations in Dahanu, Aajra, Badwani and Sendhwa areas for strengthening the ongoing Community Health Worker (Arogya Sathi) programmes and local advocacy on Primary Health Care issues. Other activities include giving inputs for state / regional level advocacy related to Primary Health Care and Health Rights; developing relevant training, advocacy, awareness material and doing action research on specific areas. The SATHI team has been one of the leading elements in Maharashtra and at the national level, of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan's 'Right to Health Care' campaign
Public Health Facilities in Mumbai (2002)
CEHAT's interaction with the public health care system and dissemination of health information, demonstrated a need for a comprehensive and portable directory on the public health care facilities in Mumbai city. (The English edition is published and the Marathi edition will be brought out soon.)
Maharashtra Human Development Report (2001-2002)
CEHAT was requested by the Maharashtra Government to write the chapter on Health and Nutrition for the first Human Development Report of the state. This was published in 2002.
Maharashtra Health System Report (2001)
Health and development in Maharashtra, from the period 1961-2001. A review of Maharashtra's health and healthcare development, it contains comprehensive information and data on the health sector in Maharashtra and is a useful reference document. This is also being translated into Marathi.
Review of Private Health Sector Studies in India (1999-2000)
An initiative to critically review and document studies on private health services and financing to identify crucial areas for policy intervention. This was done collaboratively with Foundation for Sustainable Development, IIT Chennai, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU New Delhi.
Arogya Sathi: (1998-2001)
Community health activist-based, locally sustainable primary health care and conscientisation programme in three remote areas of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh having a strong people's movement and organisation. The aim was to reduce medical deprivation and exploitation, help people's organisation in their advocacy efforts to make public and private health care systems accountable. [From 2002, this work contined as part of the SATHI Cell]
Database on health
User friendly computerised time-series (1951 onwards) database on health for India and all its states, on health indicators, infrastructure, human power and government expenditure. First version with data upto 1994 was released in July 1998 with customised software to access and compute statistical information. The second version, which is windows-based, has been released with updated information upto year 2000. A number of other issue-specific databases are also in process. CEHAT's database unit also provides services in compiling data sets for other organisations.
Patients' satisfaction in a public hospital (1996)
Study of indoor patients' satisfaction with services in the context of their socio-economic background and the availability of basic facilities in a public hospital in Mumbai.
Private health care sector in India (1995)
Critiques the nature of private health sector; studies emerging trends within it and recommends that it should be brought under the ambit of planning and regulation.
Health expenditure across states (1995)
Database and analysis of state expenditure on health care for the Special Statistics section in the Economic and Political Weekly.
Financing of disease control programmes (1994-95)
Disaggregated financial data analysis of major disease control programmes such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Blindness and AIDS, for the period 1989-90 to 1994-95 across states.