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The Concepts of

Community and
Environmental
Health
Community
> is defined as a sociological group in
a large place sharing one
environment. It includes the
individual and the family.
Community health > is the art and
science of maintaining, protecting
and improving the health of all the
members of the community through
organized and sustained community
efforts.
Environmental Health > comprises
those aspects of human health
that are determined by physical,
chemical, biological, social and
psychosocial factors in the
surrounding environment.
Environmental Issues that affect
our community

TOAPOLIUPN POPULATION
RGTWOH GROWTH
VPTREYO POVERTY
and and
NHUEGR HUNGER
LLGOAB GLOBAL
WRMAING WARMING
URTCDEOISNT of DESTRUCTION of
NZOOE ELRYA OZONE LAYER
RIA, ATEWR and AIR, WATER and
OISEN NOISE
NLTLUOIOP POLLUTION
OIPDSASL of DISPOSAL of
LODSI and IXOCT SOLID and TOXIC
EWATSS WASTES
DNALSDISE LANDSLIDE
OHNSYOPT TYPHOONS
DOLSFO FLOODS
Characteristics of a Healthy Community
1. A clean and safe physical environment.
2. An environment that meets everyones basic
needs.
3. An environment that promotes social
harmony and actively involves everyone.
4. An understanding of local health and
environment issues.
Characteristics of a Healthy Community
6. A community whose members have access to
varied experiences, means of interaction and
communication.
7. Accessible and appropriate health services
and facilities.
8. The promotion and celebration of historical
and cultural heritage.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
HEALTH CARE SERVICES
PROGRAMS FUNCTIONS

Maternal Health Care Pre-natal, Natal, Post-natal

Child Health Care Immunizations, Control of Diarrheal diseases

Nutrition Program Operation Timbang, Food Supplementation

Population and Family Planning Program Free Family Planning

Control of Communicable Diseases Tuberculosis control program

Environmental Sanitation Program Inspection of food establishments

Control on non-communicable diseases Blood pressure screening


HEALTH CARE SERVICES FUNCTIONS

Dental Health Program Tooth Extraction

Reproductive Health Care Counseling on Family Planning and RH

Medical Morbidity Clinic Provision of free medicines

National Voluntary Blood Services Blood-letting activities at barangay level

Epidemiology and Surveillance Program Controlling outbreaks

Disaster Management Preparedness Program Medical services/assistance during disaster

Mental Hygiene Adolescent counseling centers

Pharmacy Services Distribution of medicines to all health centers


PERENNIAL COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEMS
Human
Disposal Food
Peace and Sanitation
Order

Water
Disease
supply
control
Community health problems
Drug Abuse
Human prevention
Excreta and & control in
Sewage the
community
REFUSE > are the dump, food waste
or discarded materials.
Garbage Ashes
Rubbish Night Soil
Stable Manure Dead Animals
Street Sweepings Yard Cuttings
Proper Waste Management
1. Storage > involves putting of waste in a
container with a cover.

2. Collection > is the procedure of gathering


wastes for disposal.

3. Disposal of wastes > another important


Different Agencies:
DepEd Department of Education

PopCom Population Commission

DA Department of Agriculture

PMA Philippine of Medical Association

PNRC Philippine National Red Cross

DILG Department of Interior and Local Government

NNC National Nutrition Council

NEDA National Economic and Development Authority

DOH Department of Health

DBM Department of Budget and Management


Thoughts to Ponder:
As a student, what can you do to help your
community to become an ideal one?

If you were a brgy. chairman in your place,


what ordinance will you promote to help your
community lessen at least one or two of its
perennial problems?