The Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, is
a National level Professional body in the field of Community
Medicine/Public health. It is founded in 1974. It is a "not
for profit" organization of specialists Preventive & Social
Medicine/ Community Medicine/Public Health. Members of IAPSM
are specialists in Preventive & Social Medicine, Community
Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Management,
Health Promotion, and Family Medicine.
It has 4200+ members from across the India serving in Medical Colleges, National & state Government health departments, various health institutes working in the field of research, training, epidemiology, surveillance etc. Also, many of its members are working as experts in International development agencies, NGOs or working as freelance public health consultants. It is formally registered (No. S/14240) under Society Act XXI 1860 on 13th February 1984 in the office of Registrar of Society, New Delhi. IAPSM is dedicated to the promotion of public health by bringing its members' expertise to the development of health policies, an advocate for Medical education, Health Research, Health care and Health Programs and providing a forum for the regular exchange of views & information.
IAPSM is an important stakeholder in Health care services, Medical Education and Public Health/Community Medicine. The IAPSM effectively facilitate creation of evidence based Policy and planning by the Administrators and Public Representatives. IAPSM also contribute in promotion of peoples health through extending technical support like capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of health services/programs, epidemiological and health system research.