Connecting the Dots
Health Connect, an initiative by HEAL Foundation, aims at connecting all stakeholders- Governments,media, NGOs, international organisations and industry-on issues related to health. While there are umpteen publications and websites dedicated to health and lifestyle, HEAL Connect would be focusing on policies, issues and perspectives. It would be an open forum for one and all to share their concerns, points of view, ideas and vision. We wish to be a platform for different and diverse voices, who have a common intent, of building a healthy society and nation. HC is part of a mission to integrate IEC (Information, Education & Communication) as part of every health initiative. In fact, in the absence of an effective IEC strategy many an ambitious effort is falling apart. Awareness is the key to bring about attitudinal and behavioural changes. The media too plays a crucial role in shaping enlightened public opinion on critical health issues and HC aims to serve as a bridge between this significant segment and the rest of the players. We look forward to your active engagement in terms of suggestions, contributions in the form of articles as also taking forward this initiative to your peer groups and other networks. Hope you enjoy this first issue.