I) ASHA Programme

ASHA is the abbreviation for Accredited Social Health Activist. The ASHA programme was introduced as a key component of the community processes intervention. The ASHA programme has emerged as the largest community health worker programme in the world, and is considered a critical contributor to enabling people's participation in health.

ASHA Status:- 19590 ASHAs are working under National Health Mission, Punjab.

ASHAs are given performance based incentives.

ASHA INCENTIVES (FY 2020-21)

II) Village Health, Sanitation & Nutrition committee (VHSNC)

One of the key elements of the National Rural Health Mission is the Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHSNC). As the name suggests this committee is expected to take collective action on issues related to health and its social determinants at the village level. The VHSNCs are expected to act as leadership platforms for improving awareness & access of community for health services & support the ASHA.

VHSNC status:- 12982 VHSNCs constituted at the level of revenue villages.

III) Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS)

Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) as the name suggest are local women’s collective. They are expected to take collective action on issues related to Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and its social determinants at Slum/Ward level. MASs are expected to act as a leadership platforms for woman's and focal community group in each slum area for improving awareness and access of community for health services, support the ASHA/Front line health worker/ANM, to develop health plans specific to the local needs.

MAS Status:- 3593 MAS constituted in urban slum areas.