Philos Health was founded in 2004 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area health care providers who wanted to improve the health and medical services of people who had limited access to quality care. The group chose to work in the Philippines in response to stories they heard from Filipino colleagues about the need for improved medical care and healthcare services.
Philos Health volunteers and the local Filipino community each bring resources to improve medical care and health services. Philos Health could not build new health care programs or provide medical care without local infrastructure and support
New services and medical care are a collaborative effort with the local health care providers and key local community groups:
Decisions about focus and priorities are made at a local level
The success of the efforts requires active participation by local groups
Partnerships with US and International NGOs would enable Philos to extend its efforts in the Philippines
Programs are outcome-driven. Donors want documented evidence that their contributions are having measurable positive outcomes on the lives of those we serve
Our work is ongoing throughout the year whether a volunteer team is on-site or not. Our programs are sustainable.
Over the last 17 years, Philos Health’s emphasis on collaboration and partnership with locals of Jagna has been essential in providing impactful service during each medical visit
Philos Health has built strong connections with the local government, NGOs, and healthcare providers that allow us to consistently deliver effective patient care to the population. This collaboration with the community helps us identify local needs allowing us to gather the resources necessary to continue providing a lasting impact.
Ability To Follow Up
As a result of returning to Jagna, Bohol three times a year, Philos Health and local partners are able to manage patients, particularly those with hypertension and diabetes, and special needs.
Program staff collects demographic and outcome data to develop strategies to address the specific needs of patients. This data enables us to set new goals and track our success in achieving goals.
Data also allows us to better manage patient care.