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Perspectives on Intersectoral Collaboration for School-based Nutrition in the Philippines

PHRR200514-002657

Perspectives on Intersectoral Collaboration for School-based Nutrition in the Philippines

Background: The Universal Health Care Act (RA 11223) recognizes the critical role that the built environment contribute to health through provisions that ensures healthy living, working, and schooling conditions for all Filipinos. Section 30 of the UHC Act in particular, designates schools as ‘healthy settings’. Schools are critical entry points for health and healthy settings due to having a wider reach of reinforcing healthy behaviors among school-aged children during their formative years. This provision in the UHC Act provided the protective policy space to implement multifaceted systems to protect the health and well-being of students. With this study's aim of capturing multiple sectoral perspectives on intersectoral collaboration for developing, implementing, and cascading school-based nutrition initiatives, findings from this study will support the content development of the Implementing Rules and Regulations for Section 30 of the UHC Act, including any succeeding administrative policies and guidelines that needs to be developed upon the effectivity of the IRR.

Objectives:

1. Understand how these views influences policy-making decisions with regards to intersectoral collaboration, and in the development and implementation of school-based nutrition initiatives to meet the healthy settings mandate of the UHC Law
2. Examine how relevant stakeholders understand and define health, healthy settings, and health-promoting schools.

Methodology: The study will utilize Q-methodology, an interactive mixed method approach that allows researchers to identify “groups of participants having similar and alternate viewpoints and in turn ascertain similarities and differences between groups”. Q-methodology is primarily used for conflict resolution by restructuring the discourse towards identifying mutually acceptable policy alternatives. As such, it has been used in various policy-determining activities in different sectors.

Sample selection:The respondents will be purposively selected for their key roles or in-depth experience in handling the intersectoral policy and program initiatives on school-based nutrition.

How will the study be administered: Data gathering activities will all be done online. Each respondent will be given a unique access code to protect respondent’s privacy. Data protection mechanisms have been put in place to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all data gathered from this study. Results will be reported as an aggregate and no individual identifiers will be included.

What is expected of the respondents: Respondents will rank a set of statements related healthy schools, and school-based nutrition initiatives depending on their agreeability to the 1 statements. Respondents will answer a follow-up questionnaire briefly explaining why they sorted as such

 

Regime Classification Priority
2017 - 2022
Start Date Duration in Months Target Completion Date Actual Completion Date
2019-06-13 1 2019-07-13 2019-07-31

Completed

Institution Classification Region LTO #
Department of Health Central Office Government NCR
Institution Classification Region LTO #
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology Government NCR
Institution Region
Department of Health Central Office NCR
Name E-Mail Institution and Institution Address
Frances Claire Chavez Onagan francesonagan.doh@gmail.com San Lazaro Compound, Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila Philippines 1003
Name E-Mail Institution and Institution Address
Frances Claire Chavez Onagan francesonagan.doh@gmail.com San Lazaro Compound, Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila Philippines 1003
Name Expertise Affiliation
Anjo L. Dela Peña, MHSS, RN Health in All Policies Department of Health Central Office
Armund DM. Arguelles Health in All Policies Department of Health Central Office
Frances Claire C. Onagan, MPH Health in All Policies Department of Health Central Office
Kenneth Jim Joseph M. Jimeno, MHSS, RN Health in All Policies Department of Health Central Office
Lindsay M. Orsolino Health in All Policies Department of Health Central Office

N/A - Respondents were simply asked for their viewpoints on intersectoral collaboration for nutrition initiatives in school settings by ranking pre-selected statement that they most agree or disagree with.

N/A - Respondents were simply asked for their viewpoints on intersectoral collaboration for nutrition initiatives in school settings by ranking pre-selected statement that they most agree or disagree with.

N/A - Respondents were simply asked for their viewpoints on intersectoral collaboration for nutrition initiatives in school settings by ranking pre-selected statement that they most agree or disagree with.

Completed

Non-clinical Studies

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