Name of Office: BUREAU OF LOCAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT (BLHD)
The CIPH process challenges the city-wide health system, wherein the City Health Officer has effective control, to develop public investment plans in health covering the utilization, mobilization, and rationalization of the cities’ relatively abundant resources, more extensive capabilities and stronger institutions to attain health sector goals of the city. In developing PIPH, which is province-wide in scope, a lot of effort is needed to coordinate the Provincial Health Office and all the Municipal Health offices of a province.
In terms of focus and scope, the CIPH includes the identification of health-enhancing activities and partnership with non-health sectors whose concerns impinge on health, and application of interventions on urban poor populations particularly those living in slum communities. This is in line with the DOH approach on UHSD that emphasizes the management of social determinants.