Partnership for Health Development through the Field Practice

Jonathan P. Guevarra,1 Maribel G. Oidem,2 Josue Antonio G. Estrada,2 Arlene G. Bertuso,3
Maridel P. Borja,4 Ernani R. Bullecer,5 Teresita S. de Guzman,6 Lydia R. Leonardo,3
Victorio B. Molina,7 Ma. Susan T. Yanga–Mabunga,8 Eleanor C. Castillo,1
Paul Michael R. Hernandez,7 Ma. Socorro E. Ignacio,5 Richard S. Javier,8
Paul Adrian V. Pinlac4 and Evalyn A. Roxas6

1Department of Health Promotion and Education,
College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
2College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
3Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
5Department of Nutrition, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
6Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
7Department of Environmental and Occupational Health,
College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
8Department of Health Policy and Administration,
College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila

This article describes the partnership between the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila and the province of Laguna in the context of the implementation of the field practice course. This partnership paved the way for the development and implementation of projects in seven field practice sites. Projects concentrated mainly on improving quality of data and health information system, development of educational materials, and addressing health problems such as tuberculosis, hypertension and rabies. After the implementation of the various activities, there is a need for both parties (the College of Public Health and the Provincial Health Office of Laguna) to monitor and evaluate if projects have been sustained. Moreover, successful projects must also be fully documented which can serve as models for other areas in the province of Laguna. 

Key Words: partnership, field practice, College of Public Health-University of the Philippines Manila, Provincial Health Office of Laguna, Philippines, monitoring and evaluation