Research and Extension Agenda and Programs

The research agenda anchored in the provisions, the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) 2017- 2019 of the Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium, Sustainable Development Goals and Research and Extension Manual of Operations (REMO, 2015).

1. Research Agenda

a. Food Security and Poverty Reduction Programs

1. Mitigating the impact of chemicals on human health and the environment
2. Ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of S and T interventions
3. Food safety
4. Dietary status assessments
5. Development and evaluation of nutrition education and communication strategies and programs

b. Sustainable Development Programs

1. Climate change and its impacts to health
2. Sustainable management of environment and health
3. Environment and sanitation
4. Urban health and sanitation

c. Family (Maternal, Paternal and Child) Health Programs

1. Family health programs
2. Responsible parenthood
3. Reproductive health
3.1 Teenage pregnancy
3.2 Reproductive diseases

d. Gender and Development Programs

1. Gender and health
2. Gender mainstreaming
3. GAD in curriculum development 
4. Time use studies
5. Women studies
6. Policy on GAD
7. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP)

e. Health Technology Development Programs 

1. Information and communication technology for health
2. Nursing informatics and applications
3. Development of Digital health technology
4. Drug Discovery and Development
4.1 Ethnopharmacology

f. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Programs

1. Assessment of service delivery and referral during disaster
2. Individual, family and community resilience
3. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on disaster
4. Disaster preparedness

g. Curriculum and Development Programs

1. Curriculum assessment, development and enhancement
2. Application of Information and communication technologies in teaching and learning model building
3. Policy- oriented studies and advocacy
4. Teaching competencies and relevance
5. Tracer study

h. Health and Nursing Concerns Programs

1. Health promotion
2. Communicable diseases
3. Substance abuse
5. Farmer’s health and well- being
6. Non- communicable diseases
4.1 Lifestyle Related Diseases
4.2 Mental health 
7. Occupational health and safety
8. Health service management studies
8.1 Impact/ evaluation studies on health programs

2. Extension Agenda
The Seven (7) point Extension agenda is guided by the University’s goal of providing quality and client responsive research and extension services. Anchored to the HERALDS, each letter stands for every thematic area as follows:

a. Holistic entrepreneurship and livelihood services
b. Education and information trading
c Responsive technology promotion and rural advisory services
d. Advocacy and policy support
e. Linkage and partnership
f. Development delivery support and training services
g. Social and resiliency services

College of Nursing Extension Services Agenda and Programs 

1. Trainings 
1.1 First- aid and Basic Life Support Training
1.2 Research Lecture series
1.3 Others (e.g, continuing education programs)

2. Community outreach
2.1 Medical, surgical, dental missions
2.2 Health promotion and prevention activities
2.3 Non- Communicable Diseases Extension Pogram
2.3 Others (e.g, Bigay Saya)

3. Local and International Linkage/partnership 
3.1 Zuellig and Department of Health- Cordillera Administrative Region 
3.2 Provincial Government of Benguet and Benguet General Hospital
3.3 Philippine Red Cross- Benguet Chapter
3.4 Others (e.g, academic partnerships)

4. Reproductive health among young and adults
4.1 Adivayan Youth Health Center
4.2 Maternal and Child Health program
4.2 Information, education, and communication activities
4.3 Others (e.g, membership as TWG of AHYD - Cordillera Region, and Regional Implementation Team of RPRH- DOH and Commission on Population and Development)

5. Health and Nursing Advocacies that are issue based
5.1. Involvement with non- government organization activities
5.2 Gender and development programs
5.3 Health and nursing policy analysis, formulation and participation