This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
Issues surrounding NCDs and other health risk factors have been getting the much needed attention not just from the government, but from non government organizations, international development partners, and the private sector as well.
Different government agencies and institutions demonstrate their support to the cause by developing and implementing their own policies and programs in support of the national goal of preventing and controlling NCDs.
Likewise, NGOs and international development partners have thrown in their share, reaching more people at the national level down to the communities, while the private sector increasingly invests in wellness and healthy lifestyle programs for their employees and in reaching out to the communities through activities in support of their corporate social responsibility.
This module focuses on the agencies responsible for the prevention and control of non-communicable disease whether in school or in the community.
After going through this module, you are expected to identify agencies responsible for non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control.