Day 1 of the Central Luzon Indigenous Peoples Health Forum 2019
Now on its second year, the Forum gathers Local Government Units (LGU), NCIP IP Health Workers and key community leaders from different Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) across the region to discuss community health needs, issues and other related challenges affecting their development. The Forum operates through the framework of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Acts (RA 8371) and the Universal Health Care Law (RA 11223).
This year’s focus is the Capacity Building on the Ancestral Domain Investment Plan for Health (ADIPH) Formulation. The ADIPH is the plan of the ICCs to address their health needs as demanded by their ancestral domain and community situations. ADIPH development is supported by several policies of government agencies concerned in health service delivery. The ADIPH formulation process is part of the implementation of the DOH-NCIP-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular 2013-01 which supports the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantage Area – Health Development Sytsems (GIDA HSD) and the Universal Health Care/Kalusugang Pangakalahatan (UHC/KP) policies.
The Central Luzon IP Health Forum 2019 is funded and spearheaded by the DOH Central Luzon Center for Health Development (CLCHD) in cooperation with NCIP Region 3, DSWD Field Office III, DILG Region 3 and PhilHealth Regional Office 3.