Center for Communication and Change India
RFP to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Tamil Nadu
Application Email : sagnihotri@ccci.org.in

Website

www.ccci.org.in

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 26 2021

Description

RFP to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research

 

Publishing date: 16 November 2021

 

Due date: 26 November 2021

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

 

Center for Communication and Change – India (CCCI)

 

Request for proposals to conduct qualitative research on factors influencing screening for non-communicable diseases and treatment-seeking for mental health among rural and urban populations in two districts of Tamil Nadu, India

 

INTRODUCTION

 

This announcement is for a request for proposals for a research firm or independent consultant proposing a team to conduct research for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in conjunction with the Center for Communication and Change - India. The request is for proposals to conduct qualitative formative research on the issues of screening for non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oral, cervical and breast cancers) and treatment-seeking for mental health (e.g., self-harm). The research is to be conducted in two districts of Tamil Nadu, in a total of four sites representing geographic and socio-economic variation.

 

PROGRAM CONTEXT

 

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and the Center for Communication and Change – India (CCC-I) are working on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) and the World Bank to provide technical support in developing and implementing the Tamil Nadu non-communicable diseases (NCD) Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Strategy. To better address prevention and care-seeking behaviors related to NCDs, key behavioral insights are needed to develop an informed and focused behavioral strategy. 

 

Tamil Nadu has seen a rising incidence of NCDs. According to the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative report, Tamil Nadu is among the top three states with the largest dominance of NCDs. Almost 70% of deaths and 65% disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Tamil Nadu are attributed to NCDs namely cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental disorders. To address the increasing burden of these NCDs in the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu along with various partners has initiated several programs. This includes the flagship NCD Intervention Program initiated in 2012, under the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Program (TNHSRP) supported by the World Bank. TNHSRP developed a five-year state-level strategy (2020-2025) for the prevention and management of non- communicable diseases and is now ready to integrate SBC approaches into that strategy.

 

This formative research will be used to explore knowledge, attitudes, interpersonal influences, and the structural context that affect the practice of healthful behaviors related to the NCDs of interest in this project, specifically: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oral, cervical and breast cancers, and mental health. The findings from this study will be used to inform the development of illustrative SBC activities and interventions that will be included in the NCD SBC Strategy for the GoTN.  

"For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below." 


Job Email id: sagnihotri@ccci.org.in Download Attachment: RFP - WB TN Formative Research - 16 Nov.doc