The Local Government Unit of Tacurong through its Office of the City Health Services launched BHSSP or Barangay Health System Strengthening Program this year.
BHSSP is a city-led health initiative aimed at improving the barangay health system making health services available to the community, thereby improving health outcomes and contributing to the attainment of health-related Millennium Development Goals.
BHSSP intends to capacitate and empower the health leaders in the barangay to help them organize and optimize their barangay health board and community health team.
The very first BHSSP training was conducted in Barangay San Emmanuel on July 6. Among the attendees were barangay officials, purok presidents, and various organizational and religious leaders.
According to City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, cooperation between the city and the barangays is important in offering adequate and proper health services to Tacurongons; hence, the LGU saw the need to implement a comprehensive health program for the barangays.
The LGU first launched BHSSP in Barangay New Passi earlier this year. BHSSP trainings will be conducted in all barangays of the city. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)
The Local Government Unit of Tacurong City made it to the TOP 12 LGUs shortlisted for the Champions for Health Governance (CHG) Awards of the Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, and the Ateneo School of Government.
The Top 12 were shortlisted from various LGUs nationwide that submitted portfolios on their health governance best practices and accomplishments from CY 2013 to 2014. The portfolios were submitted on March 2015.
The results were released by the sponsoring organizations on April 1, 2015 through their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/HealthGovernance.
The Top 12 LGUs will undergo site evaluation on April 2015. CHG will honor five LGUs on the city and municipal levels with outstanding health initiatives.
The Champions for Health Governance (CHG) is an initiative recognizing top performing Local Government Units (LGUs) for excellent and efficient implementation of their local health programs.
Through Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership and the Ateneo School of Government, the Awards will facilitate in the evaluation and screening of the health programs based on their effectivity, innovativeness, community engagement, local leadership, and transparency and accountability. The top LGUs will receive a cash grant to fund their best health programs and to continue their outstanding initiatives in health.