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Indore Health Needs Assessment


JSI’s USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project aims to increase the understanding of the best routes for improving the social determinants of health in urban contexts. In its first year, BHC conducted several exploratory data collection activities in two “Smart Cities” to inform the project’s approach. The resulting data is intended to be used by city stakeholders to define barriers to implementation, unintended consequences, and key leverage points to improve urban health.

This report details the findings of one data collection initiative – the Indore Health Needs Assessment – conducted in 2017-2018. The assessment was done in the “Smart City” of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, where BHC is a partner with Indore Smart City Development Limited. This health needs assessment addressed two main objectives: 1) improving understanding of access, barriers, knowledge, and opportunities for healthy living in the city of Indore across a range of stakeholders; and 2) investigating multisectoral activities related to health and urban planning within Indore’s Smart City Initiative. 

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