FORGE (Community Health Program)

FORGE_FORWEBFostering Oneness Responsibility Growth and Empowerment (FORGE) is a program implemented by the Manila Doctors Hospital Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Corporate Social Responsibility Office (CSRO). The program includes the seven (7) elements of Community Health in line with the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).



This includes:

  1. Building, Connecting, Mobilizing Neighborhood
  2. Preventing Chronic Diseases (Non-Communicable Diseases)
  3. Promote a Healthy and Safe Environment
  4. Promote Healthy Women, Infants & Children
  5. Promote Mental Health & Prevent Substance Abuse
  6. Prevent HIV, STI, Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Infections
  7. Community Productivity & Sustainability

At present, the Hospital’s adopted community is Barangay 662 in Paco, Manila with a total of 3,345 residents (as of Aug 2014).

The collaboration of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and CSRO addresses both preventive and curative interventions in the adopted community that addresses the overall well being of the families and the whole community.


  • Increased by 90% the awareness of leaders in the MDH adopted community in the implementation of health, gender and environment including disaster risk reduction programs by the end of 2015.
  • Increased by 75% the health, gender and environmental awareness of the households in the adopted community by the end of 2015.
  • Active and responsive Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) and Community based GAD code with IRR by March 2015.
  • Community based Disaster Mitigation Plan by May 2015
  • Community & Productivity initiatives focusing on environmentally responsible processes and products (fair-trade).
  • Solid exit and sustainability plan for the community by middle of 2016 in collaboration with other community program partners.
  • Manual on Community Health by the end of 2016

Impact Assessment with 95% affirmative impact on community health by middle of 2016