Bhubaneswar (IIPH-Bhubaneswar) commenced academic
activities from August, 2010. The key objective of the institute has been to implement the vision of the PHFI by linking public health advocacy, teaching, research, and public health practice. IIPH-Bhubaneswar is working closely with the Government of Odisha, providing technical inputs and support to strengthen the public health delivery system and to develop the public health cadre in the state.
Faculty members at IIPH-Bhubaneswar are among the
common pool of trainers within the PHFI training division, and facilitate various workshops and training programs.
Currently in its sixth year, the institute successfully runs its flagship course Post
Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM) with self-sponsored candidates and mid-career medical officers from the Government of Odisha.
In order to enhance capacities of public health functionaries, the institute runs a
one year distance learning course Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Services Management (PGDPHSM) for public health managers working in the government as well as with community based organizations, and national and international NGOs.
The institute has a multidisciplinary faculty from both, medical and non-medical backgrounds specialized in technical areas such as health systems, health economics and financing, policy formulation, project management, health policy, access, equity, epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, demography, monitoring and evaluation, health promotion, social sciences, reproductive health, Infectious diseases, human resources, and chronic diseases. The team has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.