What are the Areas of Responsibility of a DOH Representative?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Systems Development

The roles of the DOH Representatives are categorized into three (3) major responsibility areas:

1. Representation

a. Represents the DOH in the Local Health Board of the LGUs and other sectoral bodies and councils where the presence of the DOH is needed.
b. Links and installs coordinative mechanisms among LGUs and among various stakeholders in health
c. Promotes and advocate local adoption of national and regional policies, standards and guidelines on health

2. Provision of Technical Assistance

a. Act as local coaches of the LGUs on local health systems development and management
b. Assist the LGUs and CHD program managers in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national health programs
c. Endeavor to align local plans on health, including that of hospitals, to national strategies and priorities
d. Assist the LGU in the organization and functionality of integrated province-wide and city-wide health systems

3. Personnel Supervision and Office Management (Applicable to Provincial DOH Representatives and DOH Representatives for Highly Urbanized and Independent Component Cities only)

a. Provide general administrative and technical supervision to all DOH personnel assigned and deployed in his or her area of jurisdiction.
b. Manages the day to day operation of the DOH offices in his or her area of jurisdiction (as maybe applicable)

In summary, a DOH Representative serves to assist the LGU in health service delivery and health systems management. It is still the LGU who is mainly responsible in the delivery of basic government services including healthcare.

Source: AO 2020-0029 or Roles, Functions and Responsibilities of DOH Representatives