In January, University of Pittsburgh professor Dr. Don Burke blogged about his recent visit to Hyderabad, India to explore possible partnerships that the University could undertake with Indian institutions. Dr. Burke found that the prospects for partnerships were excellent. He highlighted two community outreach programs that he saw as models for future success: REACH (Rural Effective Affordable Comprehensive Healthcare) and CATCH (Community Access to Cervical Health).
Each of programs described rely heavily on community organizers and physicians to advocate for and help implement its goals. The doctor's posting highlights the potential for similarly organized occupational health organizations to reach the same levels of success.