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, 1987) HEALTH CARE DELIVERY - rendering health care services to the people (WilliamsTungpalan, 1981). HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM (Williams-Tungpalan, 1981) - the network of health facilities and personnel which carries out the task of rendering health care to the people. PHILIPPINE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - is a complex set of organizations interacting to provide an array of health services (Dizon, 1977). COMPONENTS OF THE HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM The Department of Health Mandate: The Department of Health shall be responsible for the following: formulation and development of national health policies, guidelines, standards and manual of operations for health services and programs; issuance of rules and regulations, licenses and accreditations; promulgation of national health standards, goals, priorities and indicators; development of special health programs and projects and advocacy for legislation on health policies and programs. The primary function of the Department of Health is the promotion, protection, preservation or restoration of the health of the people through the provision and delivery of health services and through the regulation and encouragement of providers of health goods and services (E.O. No. 119, Sec. 3). Vision: Health as a right. Health for All Filipinos by the year 2000 and Health in the Hands of the People by the year 2020.
1981). their sub-centers. 3.are the highly technological and sophisticated services offered by medical centers and large hospitals. puericulture centers operated by League of Puericulture Centers. malaria eradication units. facilities and personnel to treat effectively (Williams-Tungpalan. tuberculosis clinics and hospitals of the Philippine Tuberculosis Society. which require moderately specialized knowledge and technical resources for adequate treatment. . in partnership with the people to ensure equity. community hospitals and health centers operated by the Philippine Medicare Care Commission and other health facilities operated by voluntary religious and civic groups (Williams-Tungpalan.Mission: The mission of the DOH.are the rural health units. 2.are the smaller.by promoting the means to better health LEVELS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES 1.by arousing community awareness .Services offered to patients with symptomatic stages of disease. and schistosomiasis control units operated by the DOH. These are the specialized national hospitals. private clinics.by making services available . clinics operated by the Philippine Medical Association. SECONDARY LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES . 1981) . non-departmentalized hospitals including emergency and regional hospitals. TERTIARY LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES . .by mobilizing resources . clinics operated by large industrial firms for their employees. chest clinics. PRIMARY LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES .Services rendered at this level are for clients afflicted with diseases which seriously threaten their health and which require highly technical and specialized knowledge. quality and access to health care: .
. B. . volunteers or traditional birth attendants. training. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL HEALTH WORKERS . C. VILLAGE OR GRASSROOT HEALTH WORKERS . and services. local health needs and problems 3.Participate in activities geared towards the improvement of the socio-economic level of the community like food production program. nurses.establish close contact with intermediate level health workers or village health workers.provide support to front-line health workers in terms of supervision. political and financial feasibility THREE LEVELS OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE WORKERS A.attends to health problems beyond the competence of village workers .FACTORS ON THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF HEALTH WORKERS AMONG COUNTRIES AND COMMUNITIES 1.Provide simple curative and preventive health care measures promoting healthy environment. available health manpower resources 2. . FIRST LINE HOSPITAL PERSONNEL . other health professionals. supplies.Medical practitioners.represent the first source of professional health care . . pharmacists.first contacts of the community and initial links of health care.Community health worker. dentist.Physicians with specialty. nurses and midwives. .provide back up health services for cases that require hospitalization . .
al. 1995) The level of health of a community is largely the result of a combination of factors. .g. barangay health workers refer cases to the rural health team. regional or the whole health care system. physical. 8th edition 1995) A two-way referral system need to be established between each level of health facility e. Other health-related Systems (government/ private Ways of The People (Cultural) Community Health Health Care System Environment (Social. et.TWO-WAY REFERRAL SYSTEM (Niace. Economic. who in turn refer more serious cases to either the district hospital. Etc. 8th edition. Public P Barangay Health O Health Worker Nurse 2nd 3rd P HF HF U EA EA L Barangay RHU AC AC A Health Midwife Physician LI LI T Stations TL TL I HI HI O T T N RHS Sanitary Y Y Midwife Inspector MULTISECTORAL APPROACH TO HEALTH (NLGNI. then to the provincial.
As such. Demonstration to mothers of better techniques and procedures for food preparation and preservation can preserve the nutritive value of local foods.Sectors most closely related to health include those concerned with: a. Through joint efforts. It implies the integration of health plans with the plan for the total community development. 1. Neither can one sector or discipline claim monopoly to the solution of community health problems. it is necessary to unify health efforts within the health organization itself and with other sectors concerned. Intersectoral Linkages . The school has long been recognized as an effective venue for transmission of basic knowledge to the community.Health. Social Welfare f. improvement of social and economic conditions need to be attended to first or tackled hand in hand with health problems. Local governments e.. Education c. Agricultural b. .Primary Health Care forms an integral part of the health system and the over-all social and economic development of the community. therefore. Population Control g. Public works d. insecticide poisoning) can be minimized or prevented. . Health has now become a multisectoral concern. Every pupil or student can be tapped for primary health care activities such as sanitation and food production activities…. Private Sectors The agricultural sector can contribute much to the social and economic upliftment of the people……. agricultural technology that produces side effects unsafe to health (for instance. cannot work in isolation. it is unrealistic to expect a malnourished child to substantially gain in weight unless the family’s poverty is alleviated…… In other words. For instance.
the acceptance of primary health care necessitates the restructuring of the health system to broaden health coverage and make health service available to all. establishing a barangay network for health) can be worked through the local government or community structure. al 8th edition 1995) . et. Likewise.In the health sector. 2. Intrasectoral Linkages . promotion of responsible parenthood through family planning services and increased employment through the private sectors can be joint undertakings for health……We have to recognize that oftentimes health actions undertaken outside the health sector can have health effects much greater than those possible within it. Primary health care is the hub of the health system.Construction of safe water supply facilities and better roads can be jointly undertaken by the community with public works.g. There is now a widely accepted pyramidal organization that provides levels of services starting with primary health and progressing to specialty care. better housing through social welfare agencies. A PYRAMIDAL HEALTH STRUCTURE Tertiary Health Care National Health Services Regional Health Services District Health Services Rural (Local Hospital) Services Rural Health Units Barangay Health Stations Secondary Health Care Primary Health Care THE NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN (Niace. Community organization (e.
Enhancement of the status and role of women as program beneficiaries and program implementers will be pursued to enable them to substantially participate in the development process. strategies and targets. including policy makers. 2. Information. program planners and decision makers. and communication programs will be implemented to raise the awareness of the public. . education. Partnership between the public and the private sectors will be strengthen and institutionalized to effectively utilize and monitor private resources for the sector. An update of the legislative agenda for health. 5. These are: 1. It defines the country’s health problems. policy thrusts. nutrition and family planning sector to maximize resources in the delivery of services through the establishment of coordinative mechanisms at both the national and local levels. and stronger advocacy for pending HNFP –related legislations will be pursued. Integration of efforts in the health. 3. POLICY THRUSTS AND STRATEGIES There are policy thrusts and strategies which are commonly important. nutrition and family planning (HNFP). 4.The National Health Plan is the blue print which is followed by the Department of Health.
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