Feature Special for April and May 2015: OHLAA 2015

Hello there! In view of the World Health Day 2015 celebrated last April 7 and of the recent opening of Department of Health for accepting nominees for the 2015 Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy Awards (OHLAA), our feature for the months of April and May is all about health. Exciting, right?


OHLAA recognizes city and municipal government units, government, non-government and professional organizations, business/commercial establishments and academic institutions for their exemplary work in advocating preventive measures against non-communicable diseases (NCD).

The award is divided into five categories with specific target population segments:

  • City local government units targeting communities;
  • Municipality local government units targeting communities;
  • Government/public workplaces targeting employees;
  • Private workplaces targeting employees; and
  • Schools/colleges/universities targeting students.

Policies and programs must be focused on the:

  • Promotion of physical activity;
  • Promotion of healthy diet and nutrition;
  • Tobacco control; and
  • Control of harmful use of alcohol.

Evidences of successful implementation of policies and programs in the last two years (2013-2014 only) will be reviewed and evaluated for this award while accomplishments outside this time frame will not be considered.

Entries will be evaluated based on program design, impact, sustainability and innovativeness.

Documents must be submitted directly to the OHLAA 2015 Secretariat c/o Dr. Ivanhoe C. Escartin, OIC-Director IV, Health Promotion and Communication Service of the Department of Health at 2/F, Bldg. 18, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila, 1003.

The deadline of submission is on June 1, 2015.

Three finalists will be chosen per category for final judging. Top winners per category will receive P300,000 each while the rest of the finalists will get P50,000 each and a plaque of recognition.

Official DOH memorandum may be downloaded here.

Published by Alel Auxillos-Cayanan

Human Rights Trainer, Educator, Author, Life Coach, Nurse, Owner of RunVigor

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