The trust has been active in the fields of Rural Healthcare through it’s Mother and Child initiative called MAITREE that bridges the gap between the frontline health worker and the beneficiary who in this case is an expecting mother. The initiative helps to increase institutional deliveries and thereby reduce maternal mortality and infant mortality.
The oral cavity is the gateway for the general health. School children are screened for their oral health needs and DEEP in turn refers them to the willing dentists to provide dental care free of cost to the children.
DEEP Gram Clinics- Lack of doctors in the rural areas affects the health of the people in the hinterland. It also has an impact on the health outcomes of the various programs by the government. Accessibility, affordability and accountability are the factors that drive the health sector. Unfortunately the poor functioning of the facilities are evident by the poor numbers of the health indicators like MMR, IMR, U5MR etc. Deep Trust works along side the government health sector by actively engaging the informal health workers like the RMP,setc, who dot the rural landscape as they are the first point of contact for many a rural health care needs.
DEEP is in the forefront of assisting organizations to help serve their members and their employees to take care of themselves and in turn their families. DEEP in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh police proactively screened the entire police force of the Vijayawada for detecting, educating and referring the police for their healthcare needs. These preventive camps are comprehensive in nature and shed light on the benefits of preventive care with the results being analyzed for the early detection. DEEP then helps the organization institute measures that reduces their spend on the healthcare of their employees.
HAPAP( Healthy Andhra Pradesh Activity Plan) :-Through the conducting of marathons and other forms of physical activity Deep Trust aims to inculcate a very healthy life style in the society. These large scale runs brings to the forefront the message for the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This mass participation promotes a change that can improve the life style habits and reduces the burden of the diseases.
Marathons facilitate the congregation of large number of people at one place. This gives DEEP Trust an opportunity to the preventive healthcare needs of the people at one place. The ability to have large scale health screening camps for diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other diseases become easy for the trust to conduct. DEEP uses this ability of marathons to bring together in large numbers for facilitating their health care screening.
Andhra Pradesh Police which plays an active role in the maintenance of law and order, traffic and prevents crime has a strength of around 60,000. These Police men face the brunt of stress and illness in their day to day call of duty. The health of the policemen and their families gets neglected due to their official engagements that keeps them busy all through the day. All of these and many more conditions subjugate them to poor health. The Deep trust as a part of its responsibility to promote a healthy life style for the policemen and their families designed a program as an primary health intervention where we undertake the process of screening the policemen for various health concerns and also digitize the content for their use. This sheds light on those men or women in the force who require more attention to avoid further complications . A stitch in time saves nine is the dictum we follow and address the concerns of the force.