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Operational framework: translating strategy into programmes (Operational framework for the National Adolescent Health Strategy 2014)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards India January 2014 Policy document

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Purpose and Structure of This Operational Framework
1.07 This Operational Framework is intended to be a user-friendly tool to assist states in implementation of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) in terms of planning, implementation and monitoring.

Specifically the Framework provides:
--- Guidance on preparation of the Adolescent Health (AH) related components of state and district NHM PIPs including budgets and reporting on progress/indicators.
--- Detailed guidelines including recording and reporting formats for implementation of the Peer Education (PE) initiative, Adolescent Health Day (AHD) and operationalisation and strengthening of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs).

1.08 Target groups (and their roles) for this Operational Framework include:
---State NHM Mission Director
ƒƒ- Ensure that AH gets the necessary emphasis; provide strategic direction
ƒƒ- Integration of Adolescent Health component in the state NHM PIP
ƒƒ- Set-up systems to recruit quality Adolescent Health staff
ƒƒ- Integrate efforts of development partners towards achieving common Adolescent Health objectives
ƒƒ- Lead convergence initiatives
ƒƒ- Oversee preparation of state specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Adolescent Health based on the strategy and operating guidelines
ƒƒ- Monitor progress of Adolescent Health based on the commitments in the PIP

--- Adolescent Health Programme Managers/nodal officers at state and district levels
ƒƒ- Prepare Adolescent Health PIP for state/districts
- Integration of Adolescent Health component in the state/district NHM PIP
ƒƒ- Preparation of state specific SOPs for Adolescent Health based on the strategy and operating guidelines
ƒƒ- Implement Adolescent Health strategies and activities as per the PIP
ƒƒ- Consolidate monthly adolescent health report
ƒƒ- Submission of Adolescent Health progress report to MD (NHM) and further to Government of India
- ƒƒ Regular monitoring and supportive supervision of progress of Adolescent Health programme

--- State and district programme managers
ƒƒ- Oversee preparation of Adolescent Health PIP for state/districts
ƒƒ- Integration of Adolescent Health component in the state/district NHM PIP
ƒƒ- Oversee preparation/consolidation of Adolescent Health progress reports
ƒƒ- Regular monitoring and supportive supervision of progress of Adolescent Health programme

--- Members of the team constituted for preparation of NHM PIPs
ƒƒ- Ensure Adolescent Health PIP planning is in line with the state/district NHM PIP
ƒƒ- Integration of Adolescent Health component in the state/district NHM PIP

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