OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMICS
Comprehensive Community Health Training Program (CCHTP) Department
In the early years of its implementation in 2002, CCHTP was designed as a platform for the delivery of community-oriented and community-based projects under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics (OVCA). It was spearheaded by Dr. Estrella P. Gonzaga who was a Community Medicine Consultant and Community Services Coordinator of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Closely working with her for Community Health Development Program (CHDP) were the Community Organizers, as well as, the faculty members from different Colleges with Immersion Programs. These were the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine of the College of Medicine, the College of Physical Therapy, and the College of Nursing and Midwifery.
It was not until SY 2015-2016, when Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor for Academics, officially placed the Program under a distinct unit, now recognized as the CCHTP Department.Meaning of the Logo:
The star in the middle is composed of 5 human figures united in the center to signify unity in work and the value of communion in mission. These figures represent the significant roles played by a 5-star Lasallian graduate in the community- health care provider, manager, educator, social mobiliser, and researcher (5 human figures-with diamond head and 2 extending arms).
Diamond represents the different stages that our students have to go through to achieve the best education they deserve and to apply it for the transformation of the community and the society just like a diamond that went through different stages before reaching its final state. Diamonds are precious like the education they get from our Institution; it is also the finest just like the service they could deliver to their future patients.
The yellow background (with gradient design) signifies the “light” effect that we as Lasallians deliver to others as we go beyond the campus of DLSHSI, reaching out to communities specially those in need. It gives a picture of the Lasallian song (prayer),”…even if I’m not the light, I can be a spark…”
Finally, the three hands are those involved in the community work that contribute to the transformation of the nation: the (1) DLSHSI community, (2) the partner communities, and most importantly, (3) God, who makes all things possible.