About CCCA

CCCA is a joint certificate program designed, implemented and delivered by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Chest Research Foundation (CRF), Pune and Narayana Health (NH), Bengaluru. The educational grant for the same has been provided by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited to train PCPs across the country with an ultimate objective to improve patient outcomes by enabling early diagnosis and evidence based treatment and establishing a robust referral linkage.

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Course Design and Duration

  • Certificate Course in Management of COPD & Asthma is a unique, on the job training course with a primary objective to enhance knowledge, skills and core competencies of PCPs in management of chronic lung disease (COPD & Asthma).

  • The total duration of the course is eight months (November 2016 to June 2017), with once a month contact session, scheduled on designated weekend at 24 Regional Centers, across India.
  • Regional Centers

    Draft Course Modules (1-8)

  • Module No. 1: Introduction and overview of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Airways Diseases

  • Module No. 2: Diagnosis of Asthma and COPD

  • Module No. 3: Management of COPD

  • Module No. 4: Management of Asthma

  • Module No. 5: Good inhalation practices and Patient counselling

  • Module No. 6: Asthma Phenotypes and Co-Morbids associated with Asthma

  • Module No. 7: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Smoking Cessation

  • Module No. 8: Management of an acute exacerbation and End of Life Issues