Site NO.4 : Community Health Fund Promotes Health Promotion and Prevention Activities to Accelerate Implementation of NCD Prevention and Controls

LOCATION : A Community Health Fund in Yai Cha Sub-District, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom Province

The “Community Health Fund (CHF)” was launched under the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) in 2006. The community fund is made up of matching contributions from the National Health Security Office (NHSO) and local government aiming to improve community health promotion and prevention activities including empowering local administrative officers and community groups. In 2018, nearly all local governments (99.6%) had already set up Community Health Funds. Preliminary assessments of the CHF showed that the key success factor of the successful implementation of the CHF is the degree of coordination and cooperation between the local government and health personnel. Moreover, studies have shown that the fund is a crucial mechanism for empowering local administrative officers and community groups in health promotion activities, i.e., physical activity program, metabolic disease screening, child development program, etc. The study visit will present one example of CHF which supports prevention and promotion activities and its output.