Community Health Development Program

Strategies for the CHDP

The CHDP of the DLSMHSI is an offshoot of the Health Resource Development Project III (HRDP III) that was participated in 1991-1994by the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and the College of Nursing (CN) of the Institution, then known as the De La Salle University- Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine (DLSU-EACM). Most of the strategies of the HRDP III are still being adapted in the implementation of the present CCEHDP.

  1. Collaboration between DLSMHSI and LGU of the partner community
  2. Formation of Community Health Organization (CHO)/ Coordination with the existing recognized organization of Community Health Workers (CHW)
  3. Mobilization of the people in the community through the CHO or CHW organization
  4. Trainings of the CHO or CHW organization members on:
    1. Leadership
    2. Participatory action research
    3. Project development and management
  5. Skills Training for Community Health Workers (CHWs)


These strategies are being incorporated in the 4 phases of community organizing process implemented through the CCEHDP.

Phases of Community Organizing:

  1. Pre-entry
  2. Entry
  • Sustenance and Maintenance
  1. Phase over



    • Using a set of criteria, identify possible partner communities who will benefit from the CHDP and the integration of community service learning activities of the Student Immersion Programs offered by the DLSMHSI.
    • Data collection from the Provincial Health Office (PHO)
    • Coordination with Municipal Health Office (MHO) for site identification
    • Ocular visit with Rural Health (RH) midwife
    • Identification and selection of partner communities using criteria for adopting a community
    • Secure PNP Provincial Office
    • Presentation to the representatives of Colleges participating in the CHDP
    • Social Investigation by the CCEHDP Team



    • To empower the CHO and/or CHW who will plan, implement, monitor and evaluate shor-term and long-term community projects. This will be made possible through the participation of the DLSMHSI faculty, COs, and students who will take part in the facilitation of series of training on leadership, CO-PAR, project development and management, and health skills training.
    • Orientation meetings with Municipal Health Office, Local Executive Officials of the Barangay
    • Identification of potential foster families
    • Masterlisting and spotmapping
    • Sector/cluster meeting
    • In-depth social investigation through use of PRA Tools like transect walk, seasonal chart and historical map
    • Conduct of entry community diagnosis, disability survey, and similar researches
    • Identification of potential leaders
    • Conduct of trainings:
      • Leadership
      • Participatory Action Research
      • Project Management Modules of the Basic Course
    • Formulation of modules and actual conduct of BHWs Skills Training




With the participation of the people in the community, continue the community health projects and other health-related projects developed by the CHO with the DLSHSI and other agencies.

    • Further community health education and training of CHO and/or CHW members
    • Community mobilization in relation to health and/or development concerns
    • Establish networking and linkages to address community health needs



    • Determine the impact of the components of the CCEHDP (CHDP and the integrated Immersion Programs) to the people in the community in relation to the over-all health status of the partner communities and the capability of the people to develop their own projects in response to the needs of their communities, which they themselves identified.
    • Conduct of the exit CDx and Disability Survey
    • Presentation of the results of CDx and exit DS
    • Conduct of exit PAR, only when needed
    • Evaluation of the status of the CHDP
    • Endorsement of the Projects to CHOs and the Health Services Program to the Health Care Team of the community
    • Formal turn over to new partner communities