Director : Prof. P. G. Sankaran  
  Objectives  
  1 Intended to enhance academic pursuits in socially relevant and scientifically interesting fields with particular interest in emerging new technologies.  
  2 Intended to focus on the characteristics of the population of greater Kochi, and Kerala second with the purpose of identifying areas of research that faculty and students at CUSAT could pursue  
  3 Develop programs and guidelines that would be useful for social and health planners for the city of Kochi and the state of Kerala in their planning activities.  
  Mission of the Centre  
  1 To plan and conduct research studies in Demographics, Community Health and related social sciences  
  2 To disseminate the research findings in a format useful for planners from the City of Kochi and the state of Kerala in carrying out their respective mandates for planning a healthy, happy and economically viable community of living.  
  Area of Coverage  
    A. Demography  
  1 Identify trends in population demographics, with particular emphasis in the area of urban migration and its consequences on the social framework of the city.  
  2 Analyze the trends with an intention to forecast areas for development and assistance.  
  3 Suggest efficient ways to improve the demographic distribution of the population to alleviate suffering and improve the social status of the people living in the city.  
    B. Community Health  
  1 Identify the community health needs of the city, with particular emphasis on health needs of socially disadvantaged groups living in less than ideal conditions  
  2 To determine the current practices of community health, especially in prevention of communicable and chronic diseases  
  3 To identify areas where further information and analysis are needed for the efficient use of the resources in improving the health of the population.  
  Workshops organized  
  1 Two days workshop on Women and Health Literacy, July 28-29, 2006  
  2 Two days workshop on Health and Wellness, November 29-30, 2007.  
  3 Two days workshop on Statistical Genetics. December 29-30, 2009.  
  Report published  
  1 A general health profile of Corporation of Cochin - P.G.Sankaran, S.M.Sunoj and Sreedevi Menon  
  2 A Study of Population Changes in Corporation of Cochin - P.G.Sankaran, S.M.Sunoj and E.P.Sreedevi (submitted to Corporation of Cochin)  
  3 A general health profile of Mulanthuruthi Panchayath -P.G.Sankaran and Midhu.N.N  
  Future activities  
  1 Propose to conduct research studies in Demographics, Community Health and related social sciences  
  2 Organize workshops/seminars in the above mentioned areas  
  3 Undertake surveys in socially relevant and scientifically interesting fields  
       
       

 

 

 

 

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