Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar is one of the four institutes set up by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a part of its charter to build public health capacity in India. Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Bhubaneswar, commenced its academic activities from August, 2010. One of the key objectives of the Institute has been to implement the vision of the PHFI by linking public health advocacy, teaching, research and public health practice. The first programme was the Post Graduate Diploma course in Public Health Management, launched on 2nd August 2010. Government Doctors who participated were from Odisha and Chhattisgarh and some were self-sponsored candidates. In addition to this, various short term training programmes, workshops and research activities are being undertaken by the institute.