Sunday, August 26, 2018

Goals for the Outreach Program


Outreach Program is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities.  The goals for the Outreach Program are the following:
  1. Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities 
  2. Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services 
  3. Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services 
  4. Improve population health, demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability 


Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities.  Proposed projects will be grounded in an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in order to avoid “reinventing the wheel”.

Outreach Health Program at Duddanahalli Village

Projects based on an evidence-based or promising practice model have shown to be effective in addressing the community’s need, improving the health status of its residents and sustaining the project beyond Federal funding.  Outreach projects can take the framework or methodology of an evidence-based or promising practice model and tailor it to their community’s need and organization.


Community outreach programs is an important vehicle for reducing the discovery-delivery disconnect by bringing health education and Health screening services directly to community members. Such programs are consistent with the priority areas of Trinity Care Foundation initiatives for reducing health disparities.

Such projects will make CSR contribution targeted, making them simple to execute as turnkey CSR projects. ‘Promoting healthcare’ is an area identified under schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 that is eligible to receive CSR funding either directly or through an implementing agency that has a track record. Trinity Care Foundation has been actively supporting critical community health for over 9 years, hence meets these requirements. Get in touch now and make Trinity Care Foundation your partner for promoting healthcare.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

World No Tobacco Day 2018


World No Tobacco Day 2018 : Tobacco and heart disease

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease." The campaign will increase awareness on the:

  • link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death;
  • feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including governments and the public, can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day 2018 coincides with a range of global initiatives and opportunities aimed at addressing the tobacco epidemic and its impact of public health, particularly in causing the death and suffering of millions of people globally. These actions include the WHO-supported Global Hearts and RESOLVE initiatives, which aim to reduce cardiovascular disease deaths and improve care, and the third United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs , being held in 2018.

How tobacco endangers the heart health of people worldwide

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.

Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

Despite the known harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD is low.

Facts about tobacco, heart and other cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure.

The global tobacco epidemic kills more than 7 million people each year, of which close to 900 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Nearly 80% of the more than 1 billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest.

The WHO MPOWER measures are in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and can be used by governments to reduce tobacco use and protect people from NCDs. These measures include:

  • Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies;
  • Protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke by creating completely smoke-free indoor public places, workplaces and public transport;
  • Offer help to quit tobacco (cost-covered, population-wide support, including brief advice by health care providers and national toll-free quit lines);
  • Warn about the dangers of tobacco by implementing plain/standardized packaging, and/or large graphic health warnings on all tobacco packages, and implementing effective anti-tobacco mass media campaigns that inform the public about the harms tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure.
  • Enforce comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and
  • Raise taxes on tobacco products and make them less affordable. 


Goals of the World No Tobacco Day 2018 campaign

World No Tobacco Day 2018 aims to:

  • Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products and heart and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Increase awareness within the broader public of the impact tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke have on cardiovascular health.
  • Provide opportunities for the public, governments and others to make commitments to promote heart health by protecting people from use of tobacco products.
  • Encourage countries to strengthen implementation of the proven MPOWER tobacco control measures contained in the WHO FCTC.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Transforming Smiles Project by Trinity Care Foundation


Trinity Care Foundation has been actively supporting critical community health for over 10 years with focus on child health. We provide free Cleft surgeries for the underprivileged children in Karnataka State, India and our surgical team is headed by Prof. Dr. N Srinath. Join our cause page on Facebook www.facebook.com/facialdeformities . The project will help cleft children to go to school with confidence and self-esteem after their surgeries and treatments. The children will have less chances of getting bullied and traumatized. The families of these children will have confidence to bring up their Cleft children.



If you would like to create impact with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives. Write to us – "support@trinitycarefoundation.org" . Every little life you affect is a smile won and worn on the face of a beautiful child with a future filled with many more.


About Trinity Care Foundation;
Trinity Care Foundation (TCF) is a Public Health Organization focused on enhancing the Public Health Programs effectiveness, strengthening the Community Health Programs by reaching out to the socially and economically underprivileged sections of the society both in rural and urban India. Currently, TCF focus areas are : ( School Health Program, Outreach Health Program and Facial Deformities Surgeries ) in Karnataka State, India. Website http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/freecleftpalatelipsurgery/

Activities implemented by TCF with track record of 10+ years in priority areas of health. Contributions to TCF eligible for inclusion under CSR spend as per the Companies Act AND eligible for 50% deduction under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010. It is also registered with the National Health Mission and NITI Aayog. Projects : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Healthy States, Progressive India


NITI Aayog has been mandated with transforming India by exercising thought leadership and by invoking the instruments of co-operative and competitive federalism, focussing the attention of the State Governments and Union Ministries on achieving outcomes. As the nodal agency responsible for charting India’s quest for attaining the commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it was necessary to devise a mechanism for measuring outcomes particularly in the critical social sectors – such as Health and Education, where India’s record has been less than stellar. This was intended to provide feedback to all stakeholders as to whether we are on course to what we have set out to achieve, and deviations, if any, to be pointed out in time to  ensure necessary mid-course correction.

It is important to realize that implementation of social sector programs is squarely in the domain of the State Governments and India’s achievement of SDGs is therefore critically dependent on the action in the States. Nudging States towards improving their social outcomes therefore requires developing indices that would capture annual increments in performance through an independent third party process and publish these. It is true that summarizing the complexities of a given sector and condensing it in an Index has its own limitations. However, in an environment where the focus is on budget spends and outputs with limited attention on outcomes, there is a need to increase competition among States to encourage them to strive evermore for increasing the pace of change.

The Health of its population is central to a nation’s well-being and productivity. While India has made some significant gains in improving life expectancy and reducing infant and maternal mortality, our rates of improvement have been inadequate as a nation. 



Further, there are large variations in health system performance and outcomes achieved across States. The “Performance in Health Outcomes” Index seeks to capture the annual progress of States and Union Territories (UTs) on a variety of indicators – Outcomes, Governance and Processes. While we have also reported the overall levels of performance of States, the focus of the NITI Index is to propel change, highlighting those States that have shown most improvement. The exercise has been spearheaded by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with technical assistance from the World Bank, the authors of this report on the ranks and their interpretation.

The exercise, which is the first of its kind attempted by the Union Government was conducted over a period of eighteen months. In addition to the technical expertise of the World Bank, experts in public health, economics, statistics and health systems were consulted in the development of the Index. It involved extensive engagement with the States for finalization of the indicators, sensitization workshops for sharing the methodology, process of data submission and addressing concerns; mentoring of States for the data submission process on an online portal and independent data validation.

The process of Index development and implementation highlighted the large gaps in data availability on health outcomes.The need for making outcome data available for smaller states, more frequent and updated outcomes for non-communicable diseases and financial protection, and the need for robust programmatic data that can be used for continuous monitoring, were important issues that despite our efforts, could not be addressed optimally in this first round. Despite these challenges and limitations, it was decided to launch the Index in the first year as a model to measuring performance and ranking States on change. We thereby hope to spur action on several fronts in bringing about national level transformation. We will strive to address the lessons learned in this first round and refine the Index in the successive years of its implementation. The linking of the Health Index with incentives under the National Health Mission by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare underlines the importance of such an exercise. It re-emphasizes the move towards performance based financing for better outcomes.

Trinity Care Foundation has the Trust registration, PAN, TAN, 12A, 80G, Professional tax and FCRA. It is registered with NITI Ayog, Government of India. It is National Health Mission Partner in Karnataka, India.

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