ABOUT THE SERVICE
The Public Health Unit of the Out Patient Department is involved in the preventive and promotive aspects of health care. Public Health Units focuses on protecting health; preventing disease, illness and injury, and promoting health and well being at a population or whole of community level. This is distinct from the role of the rest of the health system which is primarily focused on providing healthcare services to individual and families.
The Public Health Unit focuses on the implementation of DOH Programs and advocacy of all monthly events of the DOH. The above mentioned DOH Programs are as follows:
- FAMILY HEALTH:
- Maternal Newborn Child and Nutrition (MNCHN)
- Reproductive Health (Family Planning)
- Newborn Screening
- Expanded Program for Immunization
- Advocats for Youth and Development
- INFECTIOUS DISEASES
- HIV – AIDS (HACT)
- NTP (DOTS and PMDT)
- NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
- Healthy Lifestyle (LRD)
- Wellness (HPN, DM, Cardio)
- Cancer Control
- Renal Disease Control Program
- Mental Health
- Sight Saving
The BRTTH PHU supports the Department of Health Universal Health Care Hi Impact 5 (UHC HI-5) for hospitals to produce the greatest improvements in health outcomes and the highest impact on the population within a short period of implementation. It focuses on Maternal Health Care, Infant Health Care, Child Care, HIV-AIDS and Service Delivery Network. Through this, the health department seeks to utilize the hospital to complement with the efforts of the DOH regional Offices for the achievement of universal health system goals.
Thre are also four strategies implemented by the Hospital. The four strategies are Alagang Pinoy Brand, Kapit Bisig Para sa Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KB Para sa KP), Strenghtening Delivery Network and ensuring availability of drugs and medicines. Under the Alagang Pinoy Brand, the health department aims to improve client experience and perceptions to government owned operated hospitals. Hospital Staff will be trained with patient – centered approach and good customer service dubbed as ‘Kuya Dok and Ate Nars’. Through this Kuya Dok and Ate Nars approach, each hospital personnel is expected to exemplify commitment competence, compassion and creativity.
For the Kapit-Bisig para sa Kalusugang Pangkalahatan, DOH hospitals and regional offices, including local government-operated-hospitals, will jointly conduct medical and surgical caravans to extend health care services to the people.
Hospitals will strengthen their service delivery network and ensure availability of drugs and medicine to uphold the ‘no balance billing’ for indigent families.
Through the Hi-5 program, DOH hopes to reduce maternal and child mortality as well as ensure that every ill person whose life is in need of health care is attended to.
SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE
- Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
BRTTH OPD Building
Public Health Unit Office
WHO MAY AVAIL OF THE SERVICE?
- Persons requesting for public health information and advocacy
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
RAOUL EMMANUEL O. ZANTUA, MD, MPH
Medical Specialist III
Head, Public Health Unit
- Trunk Line: 052-48300-14 local 4277