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SP adopts Health Promotion Framework Strategy for 2023


The 20th City Council headed by City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez enacted an ordinance approving/adopting the Health Promotion Framework Strategy for 2023 in the city-wide health system (CWHS) of the city, as submitted by the City Health Office.

This is pursuant to the Administrative Order of the Office of the Secretary-Department of Health (DOH), to serve as the overall national health promotion roadmap and basis for all health promotion policies, programs, and activities at the national, regional and local levels.

It was learned that the HPFS 2023 requires the development and implementation of health promotion policies, programs and activities shall focus on the following priority areas and risk factors of diet and physical activity, environmental health, immunization, substance use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs, mental health sexual and reproductive health and violence and injury prevention.

Based on the guidelines submitted by the CHO, CWHS shall implement five action areas of the Ottawa Charter as the underlying framework. These action areas are all linked with one another, which if implemented, can bring synergized and compounded impact on the health and health outcomes of Filipinos in line with the UHC’s goals.

Under the program, the Health Promotion and Communication Services (HPCS), transformed as Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) shall formulate policies, guidelines and capacity building programs for the operationalization of health promotion in CWHS.

It provides technical assistance to DOH, CHDs, hospitals and LGUs in the implementation of national policies, programs, and initiatives on health promotion, health settings and the determinants of health, among others.

The ordinance was sponsored by the committees on health, nutrition, and health insurance and on laws and rules respectively chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.

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