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  1. Welcome and Mabuhay!
  2. Why the Pasay City - UPCM Partnership?
  3. A Short History of the Pasay City - UPCM Partnership
  4. Pasay City and UP: Engaging city governance to effect relevant change
  5. Pasay City and UP: Health interventions at the barangay level
  6. More Recent Articles

Welcome and Mabuhay!


Welcome to the homepage of the Pasay City – UP College of Medicine Urban Community-Based Health Program.

Universities have the potential to stimulate progress and transform societies… Driven by long standing traditions of humanism, social justice and peace and development motives, universities can play a catalytic role in mobilizing energies to improve the cause of health of the disadvantaged.
The Network of Community Oriented Educational Institutions in the Health Sciences
Maastricht, the Netherlands

This website, like the healthcare delivery system in the Philippines, is a work in progress. Please do visit again to see regular updates. Thanks!
 
    

Why the Pasay City - UPCM Partnership?

The Pasay City – UP College of Medicine Urban Community-Based Health Program (Pasay-UP Urban CBHP) aims to address community health issues as well as establish the Pasay CBHP as a model service-learning site founded on the principles of the Declaration of Primary Health Care.

More specifically, our aims are:

To increase the availability of services that promote health through education and primary medical care;

To maximize access to these services through local health systems development, i.e. by enhancing capacities at the family, barangay, local health center and city levels; and

To strengthen UP – Pasay City relationships towards community health development.
    

A Short History of the Pasay City - UPCM Partnership

1999 - MOA signing

2000-2001 - COME – community based learning activities for each course

March 2002 - Focus on Pasay BHWS

COME for Year 5, monthly 2nd Thursdays; IMCI
Community-based learning activities for Medicine, Microbiology, Family Medicine, Community Medicine

Meetings with Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Federation towards its reorganization

January 2003
Duties at Local Health Centers & Family Wellness Program for Year 6, Department of Family and Community Medicine residents

COME 5: Injuries
Community-based learning activities for Medicine, Microbiology, Family Medicine, Community Medicine

March - June 2003
Elections of BHW Federation

April 2003- Referral System Workshops with the City Health Office (CHO)

Oct 2003- 1st Leadership Training Seminar (LTS) for BHW Federation

SafeKids Project for Pasay BHW Federation

April 2004- Community-Based Health Information Tracking System (CHITS) at Lagrosa Health Center

June 2004
Local Health Center duties at Malibay Health Center

COME5: Wellness
Community-based learning activities for Family Medicine, Community Medicine, Medical Informatics

Oct 2004- 2nd LTS for BHW Federation, CHITS at Malibay HC, Discussions on MOA Renewal

January 2005
Staff Development Activities for Malibay LHC, MIA HC [Oct.05]

Mar 2005- Malibay TB Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) Center Renovation

July 2005- UPMASA Funding

COME5: Concepts of Health & Disease
Community-based learning activities for Medical Informatics, Learning Unit 4 (Second Year Proper students)

August 2005 - Renewal of MOA, Organizing Bgy. Health Committees

October 2005- 3rd LTS for BHW Fed: Project Mgmt & Entrepreneurship

BOS-1 for CHO
Structural Analysis, Community Health Development, Globalization

Feb 2006- BOS-2 PHCA and Participatory Governance in Health

CHITS: Stockholm Challenge, ADOC winners

June 2006 - Year 6 Follow up of kids to reach FIC targets in Malibay HC

August 2006 – Year Level V / Third Year Proper students Intro to Community Medicine
COME5: Health and Environment
    

Pasay City and UP: Engaging city governance to effect relevant change


DIRECT PATIENT CARE
Residents and fourth year medical students have taken care of some 76800 patients since partnership has began in the Malibay and San Pablo Health Centers in January 2003


ADVOCACY FOR A MORE ACTIVE and PARTICIPATORY LOCAL HEALTH BOARD with representatives from community groups like the BHW Federation


CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT OF CITY HEALTH LEADERS
Enhancing capacities among members of the City Health Office in participatory governance in health, global health, medical science updates and more


INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT
Facilitated the participation of UP College of Medicine Alumni here and in America in funding the construction of separate of TB DOTS Clinic in the Malibay, MIA, and Kalayaan Health Centers. This facilitates the PhilHealth accreditation of these clinics.


COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION TRACKING SYSTEM (CHITS)
Project of the UPCM Medical Informatics Unit with the Canada Fund, CHITS has helped improve health information management in Lagrosa and Malibay health center as well as helped improve computer literacy among Pasay health professionals, an effort recognized as one of APEC’s Best e-Gov projects, Stockholm Challenge Finalist and listed in the Compendium of Best Practices in Local Health Systems, DOH, 2006.


LOCAL HEALTH CENTER STAFF DEVELOPMENT
The workplace environment and culture is enhanced in the Local Health Center using humanistic education principles and strategies, with topics ranging from work satisfaction to improving patient-health provider relationship, among others.
    

Pasay City and UP: Health interventions at the barangay level

STRENGTHENING BARANGAY HEALTH COMMITTEES
Alongside partnering with city health officials, the UP likewise engages leaders in the barangay to play a more active role in decision making especially with regard to the health of their constituents through their respective BHCs.


PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. HANNIBAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (SHACC)
St. Hannibal Christian Community is a faith-based organization engaged in community development initiatives addressing urban poor concerns like shelter, education, livelihood, and health, among others. The UP is helping SHACC through the latter’s Health Committee by way of modules on health education, community organizing, and health systems development.


REHABILITATING THE MALNOURISHED-- ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING PROGRAMSIn cooperation with BHCs and BHWs, identified malnoursihed children are rehabilitated through funds sought out from partners from the Church, government, NGO and private sectors.


HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS WITH BARANGAY RESIDENTS
Students from the UP as well as resource speakers from relevant fields facilitate workshops and lectures with barangay residents, in response to their requests, tackling topics ranging from dengue to leadership training.


DISASTER-PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
After a series of fires hit neighboring barangays, residents of Pasay City Barangay 184 underwent a disaster preparedness workshop facilitated by UP students, focusing on activities that will mitigate effects of such disasters.


RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
Having noted the rising number of stray dogs in their area, the UP and the City Veterinarian’s Office conducted workshops with residents from Barangay 137 where they were made more aware about the dangers of rabies and pet litter, environmental sanitation in general, and the responsibilities of pet owners.


PATIENT CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
Medical students, consultants and the BHWs attend to patients in the barangays


Supporting the barangays in their HEALTHY LIFESTYLE campaigns. BHC-led activities are given more definition with the inputs and participation of medical students.
    

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