Preventing and controlling the spread of noncommunicable diseases is a national health priority for the social and economic development of Vietnam. To support the Government of Vietnam in this effort, the Abundant Health project (Sức Khoẻ Dồi Dào) is designed to increase the proportion of people who are aware of the risk factors of such diseases and to increase the proportion of eligible patients who are screened, risk stratified and treated for diabetes and hypertension. This community-based, integrated prevention and control program is being implemented in five public commune health stations in the Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
FHI 360 leads the project with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City and other local stakeholders. The project uses the Institute for Health Improvement’s Collaborative Improvement model to integrate prevention, screening, treatment and management of hypertension and diabetes into the workflow of commune health station staff and community collaborators. The project also uses CommCare, a data collection and case management tool, to facilitate patient management and treatment of diabetes and hypertension, as well as to support quality data management.
FHI 360 will conduct a process evaluation in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City. We will also use an outcome evaluation to examine the strengths, weaknesses and costs of the pilot program and to make recommendations for scaling up the project to additional public commune health stations.