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DoH launches outstanding healthy lifestyle advocacy awards
 
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna  ·  
By Carlo P. Gonzaga
posted 10-Nov-2012  ·  
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The Department of Health (DoH) has launched the 2013 Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy Awards (OHLAA).

The Award, held every two years, recognizes the works of the public and private sectors that have demonstrated exemplary efforts in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs, and projects that promote healthy lifestyle.

It also includes policies and programs focusing on all behavior risk factors interventions namely: promotion of physical activity; promotion of healthy diet and nutrition; tobacco control; and control of harmful use of alcohol.

Interested parties should fill up the required OHLAA application form and submit along with relevant supporting documents at OHLAA Secretariat, c/o Dr. Ivanhoe C. Escartin, officer-in-charge regional director, National Center for Health Promotion, Department of Health, 2/F, Bldg. 18, Sta. Cruz, Manila. Deadline of submission is March 31, 2013.

The categories include: local government unit (LGU) municipal government; LGU city government; workplace; school/college/university; commercial establishment; and non-government organization (NGO)/professional organization.

On stake is P250,000 for each category winner and P50,000 each for finalists and plaque of recognition while all the participants will be given certificate of participation.

In Calabarzon, the municipality of Carmona has been awarded twice for the LGU-municipal government category in 2009 and 2011.

Aside from Carmona, winners in 2009 are: Marikina city health office; Barangay Cupang West, Balanga City, Bataan; Unviesity of Sto. Tomas Grade School Department and the Department of Sports Science’s Hit Obesity through Prevention Education Program (HOPE)

In 2011, the winners are: Varuela, Agusan del Sur; Davao city health office; Espicopal Diocese of Northern Philippines-Bontoc, Mt. Province and Novartis Health Care Philippines. (CPG, PIA4A)
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