Environmental Health is concerned with preventing illness through managing the environmentand by changing people's behavior to reduce exposure to biological and non-biological agents of disease and injury. It is concerned primarily with effects of the environment to the health of the people.Program strategies and activities are focused on environmental sanitation, environmental healthimpact assessment and occupational health through inter-agency collaboration. An Inter-AgencyCOmmittee on Environmental Health was created by virute of E.O. 489 to facilitate and improvecoordination among concerned agencies. It provides the venue for technical collaboration,effective monitoring and communication, resource mobilization, policy review anddevelopment. The Committee has five sectoral task forces on water, solid waste, air, toxic andchemical substances and occupational health.
Health Settings for All Filipinos
Provide leadership in ensuring health settings
Reduction of environmental and occupational related diseases, disabilities and deaths throughhealth promotion and mitigation of hazards and risks in the environment and worksplaces.
1. Development of evidence-based policies, guidelines, standards, programs and parameters for specific healthy settings.2. Provision of technical assistance to implementers and other relevant partners3. Strengthening inter-sectoral collaboration and broad based mass participation for the promotion and attainment of healthy settings
Key Result Areas:
Appropriate development and regular evaluation of relevant programs, projects, policiesand plans on environmental and occupational health
Timely provision of technical assistance to Centers for Health Development (CHDs) andother partners
Development of responsive/relevant legislative and research agenda on DPC