International Society of Hypertension

Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension

Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH) is a joint certification programme designed and implemented by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), and the Center for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC).

CCMH is a ten-month course, with monthly contact sessions being conducted on designated weekends at regional training centres across India. The educational grant for the programme has been provided by Sun Pharma Laboratories Limited. The programme includes a core team of 10 national experts, 41 regional faculty and 28 observers. The evidence-based curriculum is prepared in consultation with academic partners and a national panel of experts, and is delivered in a standardised manner by cardiologists or medicine specialists in their respective cities. The course incorporates a monitoring and evaluation component for quality assurance.

The programme was launched on 24th July 2016 across 25 centres in India. The course received an overwhelming response and over 600 primary care physicians were trained during its first cycle. The successful implementation of the programme prompted the State Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya in India to adopt the programme for the continuing education of its medical officers under the National Health Mission.

The second cycle of the course (Oct 2017 – July 2018) will be implemented across 41 centres in India and is expected to train approximately 1000 primary care physicians.


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