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National Health Plan

Definition National Health Plan is a long-term directional plan for health; the blueprint defining the country’s health – PROBLEMS, POLICY THRUSTS STRATEGIES, THRUSTS

Goal to enable the Filipino population to achieve a level of health which will allow Filipino to lead a socially and economically-productive life, with longer life expectancy, low infant mortality, low maternal mortality and less disability through measures that will guarantee access of everyone to essential health care

Objectives promote equity in health status among all segments of society address specific health problems of the population upgrade the status and transform the HCDS into a responsive, dynamic and highly efficient, and effective one in the provision of solutions to changing the health needs of the population promote active and sustained people’s participation in health care

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Health Plans Towards “Health In The Hands Of The People In The Year 2020” 1. Major Health Plan
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Priority Program in the Year 2005 Ligtas Buntis Campaign Mag healthy Lifestlye tayo TB Network Blood Donation Program (RA 7719) DTOMIS Ligtas Tigdas Campaign Murang Gamot Anti Tobacco Signature Campaign Doctors to the Barrios Program Food Fortification Program Sentrong Sigla Movement            4.      Plan 50 Plan 500 Women’s health Children’s health Healthy Lifestyle Prevention & Control of Infectious Disease 3. National Health Events for 2006 JANUARY National Cancer Consciousness Week .(16-22) FEBRUARY Heart Month  Dental Health Month  Responsible Parenthood Campaign National Health Insurance Program   MARCH Women's Health Month Rabies Awareness Month  Burn Injury Prevention Month  Responsible Parenthood Campaign  Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month   .

 World TB Day .(24) APRIL Cancer in Children Awareness Month World Health Day .(21)  World No Tobacco Day .(7)  Bright Child Week Phase I  Garantisadong Pambata (11-17)   MAY Natural Family Planning Month Cervical Cancer Awareness Month  AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day .(31)   JUNE Dengue Awareness Month No Smoking Month  National Kidney Month  Prostate Cancer Awareness Month   JULY Nutrition Month National Blood Donation Month National Disaster Consciousness Month AUGUST National Lung Month National Tuberculosis Awareness Month  Sight-Saving Month  Family Planning Month  Lung Cancer Awareness Month      SEPTEMBER .

  Generics Awareness Month Liver Cancer Awareness Month OCTOBER National Children's Month  Breast Cancer Awareness Month  National Newborn Screening Week (3-9)  Bright Child Week Phase II Garantisadong Pambata (10-16)  NOVEMBER Filariasis Awareness Month Cancer Pain Management Awareness Month Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month  Campaign on Violence against Women and Children    DECEMBER Firecracker Injury Prevention Campaign: “OPLAN IWAS PAPUTOK”   .

Its functions are as follows:      Oversee the development of mental health measures for sub-programs and components. mental and brain disorders and disabilities. and Recommended to the Secretary of Health a master plan for mental health aligned with the mandates and thrusts of various government agencies. 1. A Rational and Unified Response to Mental Health. Implementation of a Mental Health Program strategy The National Mental Health Policy shall be pursued through a Mental Health Program strategy prioritizing the promotion of mental health. National Program Management Committee (NPMC) The NPMC is chaired by the Undersecretary of Health of the Policy and Standards Development Team for Service Delivery and co-chaired by the Director IV of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC).  Rationale: Background of the Program Vision: Mission: Goal: Objective: Better Quality of Life through Total Health Care for all Filipinos.  State International Support and Policies. Integrate the various programs. Manage the various sub-programs and components of the National Mental Health Program. Mandates Stakeholders: To ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of the National Mental Health Program. protection of the rights and freedoms of persons with mental diseases and the reduction of the burden and consequences of mental ill-health. Oversee the implementation of prevention and control measures for mental health issues and concerns. certain committees and teams were organized. project and activities from the various program development and management groups for each sub-program. Quality Mental Health Care. .I.

The functions are as follows:       Oversee the planning and operation of the National Mental Health Program at the regional level. guidelines approaches on each specifics sub-programs on mental health. Develop a plan of action for each specific sub-program in consultation with mental health advocates and stakeholders Develop operating guidelines. civil society groups. protocols for the mental health subprogram. Provide technical assistance on the issues and concerns pertaining to the implementation of the different subprograms of the National Mental Health Program. Ensure establishment of LGU teams for mental health. non-government organizations and other stakeholders. procedures. Program Development and Management Teams (PDMT) Under the NPMC. standards. Ensure the conduct of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the National Mental Health Program at the regional level. 3. A PDMT shall oversee the operations of a subprogram of the National Mental Health Program. Regional Mental Health Teams (RMHT) To ensure an efficient and effective multi-sectoral implementation of the National Mental Health Program at the regional level. . and Regularly update the PDMT on the status of the regional implementation of the National Mental Health Program. technical health staff. The functions of PDMT are:     Formulate and recommend policies. and Provide technical assistance to other mental health teams according to subprograms thrusts. Strengthen technical and managerial capability at the local level to ensure LGU participation on the implementation of the National Mental Health Program. Ensure the implementation of the program among all stakeholders.2. 4. a RMHT shall be established in each of the Centers for Health Development (CHD). PDMT shall be established corresponding to the four sub-programs of the National Mental Health Program. Local Government Unit Mental Health Teams (LGUMHT) The suggested members of the LGUMHT are the local health board members.

culturally and gender-sensitive health care professionals who provide mental health services. and participating fully in society. Other Partners and Stakeholders Other stakeholders who may or may not belong to the above-mentioned committees or teams may contribute to the implementation of the National Mental Health Program by:    Ensuring the availability of competent. prisoners. as well as their families and caregiver.expert to be stigmatized and deprive of their rights. As a cumulative result of these factors. II. people in emergency settings. they lack access to health and social services. Scenario Global Situation: Many people with mental health conditions. and other vulnerable groups. Identifying mental health needs of the population and refer findings to the appropriate mental care provider. people living with HIV/AIDS. and exclusion are all-too-common.it is crucial that people with mental health conditions are recognized and targeted for development interventions. and they excluded from income-generating and employment opportunities. and Promoting and advocating for the implementation of the program within their respective areas of responsibility. 5. abuse. Although their vulnerability is not inevitable. they are more likely to be subjected to abuse and violence than the general population. Mental health conditions also are highly prevalent among people living in poverty. The case for their inclusion is compelling. people with mental conditions are at heightened risk for premature death and disability. the LGUMHT enacts necessary legislative issuances and promotes and advocates the implementation of Community-based Mental Health Program among their respective localities and constituents. and services during emergencies. . People with mental health conditions meet vulnerability criteria: they experience severe stigma and discrimination. over time it leads to a range of adverse outcomes. Because they are highly vulnerable and are barely noticed. they encounter restriction to education. poor health. efficient. experience the consequences of vulnerability on a daily basis.Primarily. including poverty. and premature death. but rather brought about their social environments. Stigma. they encounter barriers to exercising their civil and political rights.

As a starting point. adequate funds must be dedicated to mental health interventions. At country level. and decided how best to incorporate them into their specific areas of work. Access to education for people with mental conditions. mental health issues should be mainstreamed on countries’ broader health policies. plans. During and after emergencies. Targeted policies.Attention from development stakeholders is needed urgently so that the down-ward-spiral of even-greater vulnerability and marginalization is stopped. To make implementation a reality. planning. housing. such as the International Health Partnership. development stakeholders can consider carefully the general principles for action outlined in this report. Mental health services should be provided in primary care settings and integrated with general health services. development stakeholders should promote the (re)construction of community-based mental health services. . and other social services. which can serve the population long beyond the immediate aftermath of the emergency. and interventions. and mental health interventions should be mainstreamed into broader national development and poverty reduction policies. To achieve this aim development stakeholders need to recognize people with mental health conditions as a vulnerable group requiring support from development programmes. as well as recognized as an important issue to consider in global and multisectoral efforts. development stakeholders can and should support human rights protections for people with mental conditions and built their capacity to participate in public affairs. and interventions for reaching people with mental conditions then should be developed. people with mental health conditions should be sought and supported to participate in development opportunities in their communities. and the Health Metrics Network. people with mental health conditions can contribute meaningfully to their countries’ development. Throughout their different areas of work. strategies. strategies. This report provides a number of recommendation and specifics areas of action that need to be integrated into policy. and human resource development. as well as early childhood programmes for vulnerable groups should be supported by development stakeholders in order to achieve better development outcomes. improve autonomy and mental health. and instead. and recipients of development aid should be encouraged to address the needs of people with mental health conditions as a part of their development work. the Gloring Health Workforce Alliance. To that end. People with mental health conditions should be included in employment and income generating programmes to assist with poverty alleviation. Development strategies and plans should encourage strong links between health/mental health services. and implementation by development stakeholders according to their role and strategic advantage. Specific areas for action address the social and economic factors leading to vulnerability.

(World Health Organization and Mental Health and Poverty Project. In Sapang Palay. 2010)  Local Situation In a local baseline survey in 1964-67 in Sta. anxiety (14.1%).9%). inaccessible. Region3-500 beds. In Region 6 (Iloilo. Lubao.7%).3%). CARAGA and ARMM do not have inpatient psychiatric facilities. . Perlas et al. and neglected. found that the prevalence of mental health was 36% per 1. For the children and adolescent. whether rich or poor. institution-based. and reduced quality of life of the Filipino.3%). inequitable. 4. Decline in the socioeconomic condition may translate into mental-ill health and therefore mental health disorders and mental disabilities. Manila have mental disorders. fragmented. The 1980 WHO Collaborative Studies for Extending Mental Health Care in General Health Care Services (involving seven countries) showed that 17% for adults and 16% of children who consulted at three health centers in Sampaloc.000 population in 1988-1989 (Manalang et al). prohibitive.6%). The rest of the country share the remaining 1.200 beds are in the NCR (at the National Center for Mental Health). children and adolescents.10. Region 2-200 beds. Warning signs of restlessness abound such as increasing reports of suicides and substance abuse. The resiliency of the Filipino people to adapt to his present life situation is being stretched too far. aborted the national development.000 adults. panic (5. young or old. Cavite is the only province with a psychiatric facility. San Jose Del Monte. Depressive reactions in adults and adaptation reaction in children were most frequently found. adaption reaction (2.4%) and neurotic disorder (1. has remained illnessoriented.465. Of these. However. the prevalence of adult schizophrenia was 12 cases per 1. Bulacan.12. Only 27 DOH medical centers and regional hospitals have mental health services. Region 11-200 beds).3%). The current DOH bed capacity for mental disorder is 5. Manapsal of the DOH Division of Mental Hygiene. inadequate. mental subnormality (3. Life has become severely stressful to most. Pampanga. speech and language disorder (3. Bureau of Disease Control.4. Cruz. the top five most prevalent psychiatric conditions were: enuresis (9. These situations have hampered the delivery of basic services. im 1993-94 showed that the prevalence of the following mental illness in the adult population were: psychosis (4. Regions 1. Negros Occidental and Antique).265 beds (CAR-40 beds. the provision of mental health services in the country.

Within the health sector.98. 23. 4. 8. Among the objectives are set the following: disorder Promotion of healthy lifestyle through the promotion of mental health and Reduction of morbidity. public health. the DOH has constraints in attaining these objectives given the limited government resources. of Respondents 56 66 32 7 27 122 % 12 15 27 . However. local health systems. mental health has to compare for resources against other equally important health objectives.8 Number of Diagnosis One Diagnosis Multiple Diagnosis 2 Diagnoses 3 Diagnoses >/=4 Diagnoses Total No. mortality.The Department of Health (DOH). Concomitant reforms are therefore being pursued in hospitals.74.56. disability and complications from mental less stressful life.96 1. regulation as well as financing with the end-view of improving the health of all Filipinos as embodied in the Health Sector Reform Agenda.  Statistics/Local data about the disease program Disorder Specific Phobias Alcohol Abuse Depression Number of Cases 93 31 14 % 19 6 3 95% CI 15. the national lead agency for health recognizes the magnitude of the mental health problem as contained in the National Objectives for Health (NOH) 1999-2004.1 4.

Service Provision Enhancement of service delivery at the national and local levels will enable the early recognition and treatment of mental health problems. systems. with focus on the following areas: clinical behavior. and other vulnerable groups. public health treatment options. mental health services for people with persistent disabilities shall be established close to home and the workplace.III. Capability Building The capability of national. victims of disaster. 3. and knowledge management. education and community (IEC) strategies targeting the general public. policies. . 2. Health Promotion and Advocacy Enrichment of advocacy and multimedia information. It aims to acquire evidence-based information that will contribute to the public health information and education. mental health patients and their families. Training shall be conducted on psychosocial care. affordable and appropriate health services for the mentally ill patients. program standards and guidelines shall emphasize the development of efficient and effective structures. Interventions/ Strategies employed or implemented by DOH The National Mental Health Program has the following program strategies: 1. and implementation. 5. and the establishment of mental health facilities. planning. effective and appropriate mental health services shall be strengthen. epidemiology. the detection and management of specific psychiatric morbidity. and service providers shall be done through the promulgation of observances issued by the Office of the President. regional and local health workers in delivering efficient. policy formulation. accessible. Encouraging the development of a research culture and capacity The program shall support researches and studies relevant to mental health. Policy and Legislation The formulation and institutionalization of national legislation. and mechanisms that will ensure equitable. 4. To ensure continuity of care.

Results of program monitoring and evaluation shall be used in formulating and modifying policies.6.) advocacy. b. c. data and other information on mental issues and concerns. promotion and provision of mental health services. academe and private service providers and other stakeholders at the locals. and e.) training of mental health workers. Major Activities/Celebrations: Celebration Autism Consciousness Week National Mental Retardation Week National Epilepsy Awareness Week National Mental Health Week Date Every 3rd Week of January February 14 to 19 Every 1st Week of September Every 2nd Week of October . 7. Public-Private Partnership Inter-sectoral approaches and networking with other government agencies. family focused and community oriented. d. Establishment of data base and information system This is needed to determine the magnitude of the problem.) conduct of relevant studies.) sharing of researches. nongovernment organizations. 9.) sharing of resources. program objectives and action plans to sustain the mental health initiatives and ensure continuing improvement in the delivery of mental health care. its epidemiological characteristics and knowledge and practices to serve as basis for shifting the program for being institutional and treatment focused to being preventive. Monitoring and Evaluation A regular review process shall be conducted. regional and national levels shall be pursued to develop partnership and expand the involvement of stakeholders in: a. researches and surveys. Development of model programs Best practices/models for prevention of substance abuse and risk reduction for mental illness can be replicated in different LGUs in coordination with other agencies involved in mental health and substance abuse prevention programs. 8.

Future Plan/ Action 2 Batches of Training on Promotion Mental Health in the Communities 1 Batch of Training on Psychosocial Intervention Series of lecture on Suicide prevention in different Schools & Colleges Mental Health Summit in celebration of World Mental Health Day .National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Week Substance Abuse Prevention & Control Week Every 3rd Week of October Every 3rd Week of November V.

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