DOH-CAR forms Guiding Coalition for better health system

TUBLAY, Benguet – The Department of Health Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) has formed the Health Leadership Governance Program (HLGP) Guiding Coalition to guide in institutionalizing health programs in the region.

Dubbed as “Karamay sa CAR-lusugan” Guiding Coalition, it envisions an improved health status of the Cordillera with a mission of promoting excellence in local governance towards better health ,

Bong Villamor of Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) said that creating guiding coalition is putting together a group with enough power to lead the change, with enough key players on board so that those left out cannot block progress, with all relevant points of view represented so that intelligent decisions can be made, visible and respected so that the group’s pronouncements will be taken seriously and with enough proven leaders to be able to drive the change process.

Members of coalition include Department of Interior and Local Government, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Information Agency, Benguet State University, Luzon Health and ZFF.

The Department of Health conducted last September 3-4 at the Winaca Eco-Cultural Village in Tublay, Benguet. The workshop aims to build and strengthen DOH-CAR Guiding Coalition to drive change in health by providing members with bridging leadership and change management concepts and skills and helping the members recognize and align from their own experiences the effective use of ownership, co-ownership, and co-creation.

The participants were also taught how to craft their own Public Narrative which is the art of translating values into action through stories.

“From stories we learn how to manage ourselves, how to face difficult choices, unfamiliar situations, and uncertain outcomes because each of us is the protagonist in our own life story, facing everyday challenges, authoring our own choices, and learning from the outcomes”, Dr. Sherwin Pontanilla, ZFF facilitator, said./JDP/MAWC- PIA CAR


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