Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM)
The Indian Association of Preventive and
Social Medicine, founded in 1974, is a "not for profit"
professional organization of specialists in Epidemiology,
Health Management, Health Promotion, and Family Medicine,
which is dedicated to the promotion of public health by
bringing its members' expertise to the development of public
health policies, an advocate for education, research, and
programs of Community Medicine and providing a forum for the
regular exchange of views & information.
Objectives of IAPSM
realization of the immense value of the science and art of
Preventive and Social Medicine for Medical Students,
Researchers, Practitioners, Public and State and in view of
the fact that Preventive and Social Medicine forms the basis
for the practice of all clinical specialties, the following
are the aims of the society:
improve the teaching standards of Preventive and Social
Medicine at all levels.
2. To promote research in the specialty of
Preventive and Social Medicine, and the effective
application of the knowledge acquired in
teaching, training, research and services.
3. To facilitate co–ordination amongst the
Departments of Preventive and Social Medicine and other
departments, medical colleges /
institutions and health agencies / organization.
4. To develop co-operation in teaching, training,
research and service between the Departments of
Preventive and Social Medicine of
various medical colleges / institutions in the country.
5. To facilitate co-ordination amongst the
departments of Preventive and Social Medicine in
colleges / institutions and health agencies
6. To promote welfare of the teachers of the
Preventive and Social Medicine.
7. To publish a journal which will be furtherance of
these aims and will be the official organ of the