1984 - Centre for Information, Education and Communication under Directorate of Family Welfare.
1994 - Converted to a full fledged directorate of “State Institute of Health and Family Welfare”, the director being a Professor of Community Medicine of a Medical College of Odisha dealing with 3 major components like Training, Communication & operational research.
April - Got the status of Collaborative Training Institute (CTI) of NIHFW.
GOAL Promote better health & family welfare programme service delivery through inservice training, communication, & operational research and consultancy to other Govt. and non-govt. organizations.
Nodal Centre for conducting all NRHM RCH Trainings on MH, CH, FP, waste management, Management training for both govt. & NRHM staff, trainings on M&E, ARSH, Induction training, refresher trainings, IEC/BCC training, Immunization training.