July 21, 2024

The Baguio city council has approved a resolution adopting the Health Promotion Framework Strategy (HPFS) 2030 in the city’s health system.

The Department of Health, as part of its mandate to implement the provisions of Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Healthcare Act, formulated the HPFS 2030 through DOH Order 2021-0063 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.”

According to the DOH administrative order, the HPFS is a whole of system, whole of government, and whole of society action through partnerships and collaborations with government instrumentalities, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, local academic institutions, the private sector, and other entities.

The HPFS requires the development and implementation of health promotion policies, programs, and activities shall focus on seven priority areas. These are diet and physical activity, environmental health, immunization, substance abuse, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and violence and injury prevention.

LGUs are mandated to strategically adopt and apply a settings-based approach in key settings including local neighborhood communities, local schools and learning centers, and local workplace settings.

In implementing health promotion interventions on these priority areas, the LGUs shall conduct health literacy assessments in the planning, production, and implementation of interventions aimed at increasing the community’s knowledge on these aforementioned priority areas.

The resolution added the city government shall work towards ensuring the successful implementation of health promotion policies, programs, and activities in the city as prescribed by the HPFS.

The city government shall likewise integrate resource requirements for the implementation of local health promotion ordinances, policies, programs, and activities under the HPFS into the City Local Investment Plan for Health and Annual Operation Plan. – Jordan G. Habbiling