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Guidelines for ASHA and Mahila Arogya Samiti in the Urban Context

The strategy for community health in urban areas involves facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing and strengthening of the existing capacity of health delivery for improving the health status of the urban poor. The guidelines for community Processes in urban areas includes the following key aspects: Part I deals with the • Roles and Responsibilities of ASHA • Selection of ASHA • Supportive Structures and Management • Capacity Building and Training of ASHA • Working arrangements and compensation to \ASHA • Fund Flow Mechanism Part II encompasses operational framework for Mahila arogya Samitis. The budgetary norms for the community processes programme in urban areas broadly follow those defined in the Guidelines for Community Processes in rural areas. Acknowledging the diversities in context of urban areas, it is envisaged that states will exercise flexibility and adapt these guidelines to local situations.