The National Health Mission (NHM) was launched with a view to bringing about dramatic improvements to the health system and health status of people, especially those who live in the rural areas of the country. The Mission seeks to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care which is accountable at the same time responsive to the needs of the people, reduction of child and maternal deaths as well as population stabilization, gender and demographic balance. In this process, the Mission helps achieve goals set under the National Health Policy and the Millennium Development Goals.
The Government of India (GoI) has approved the proposal of Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) for deployment of 820 Block Community Process Managers (BCPMs), one in each of the 820 blocks in the State to achieve the goal of communitization of health systems, through the more effective involvement and engagement of ASHAs, Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs), community programmes, NGOs and public participation in facility based committees.
The BCPM will report to the Block Medical Officer In–charge (BMOIC) and Block Programme Manager (BPM) and be responsible for supporting the effective planning, implementation, supportive supervision, monitoring and documentation of all interventions being implemented under the Community Process (CP), including the ASHA Scheme at the block level, where s/he will work in close conjunction with other block level health officials.