VILLAGE HEALTH VOLUNTEERS’ EXCELLENT AWARD WORK IN
COMMUNITY HEALTH MANAGEMENT



TITLE : Aerobic Dance in Community Health Management at Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh District, Lampang Province

CATEGORIES : Exercise in Community Health Management
YEAR : 2014

AUTHOR(S) : MRS.AURAWAN SRIPOTJANA

ADDRESS : Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh District, Lampang Province

SUMMARY

Objective of this VHVs work was to implement aerobic dance in Community Health Management at Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh district, Lampang province, between 2003 and 2014. Activities and projects had been arranged by community’s committee under the framework of village of health management. A health club to promote aerobic dance was formed within the community, which later be extended to other communities of Tambon Mae Moh. A combination of folk dances with conventional aerobic dance, led to innovate a varieties of aerobic dancing styles, offering attractive opportunity to villagers to join the event. Villagers whom usually participate the exercise, have gotten their chance for health assessment every three months e.g. waist circumference, and checking for body weight, blood pressure and body mass index. Exercising program in elders has also been promoted continuously. In conclusion, aerobic dance has been practiced as a common habit among villagers of Tambon Mae Moh, which then advanced to deal with other networks such as electricity generating authority of Mae Moh, non-formal education center of Mae Moh, and Mae Moh metropolitan authority.

SITUATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROBLEM

Aerobic exercise is one of conventional activities to strengthen people’s health with comparatively lower expense. The author as a leader in aerobic exercise and a village health volunteer (VHV), wished to contribute her experience to promote activities and projects of aerobic exercise among villagers of Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh district, Lampang province. This amied to promote good health behaviors among villagers. Village of health management as collaboratively administered by Tambon health promoting hospital, and VHV teams, would be a framework to proceed.

FRAMEWORK(S) /SCOPE

To carry out projects and activities of aerobic dance following the framework of village of health management at Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh district, Lampang province, between 2003 and 2014.

OBJECTIVE(S)

To imply activities and projects of aerobic exercise, aiming to improve villagers’ health and life quality at Baan Wiang Sawan, Tambon Mae Moh, Mae Moh district, Lampang province.

PROCEDURE

Operation Plan ; Planning was done following collaborative organizing with Tambon Mae Moh health promoting hospital and VHVs teams, under the concept of village of health management. Health club was the first priority to form as aerobic dance’s center, and planned to make further connection to other communities of Tambon Mae Moh.


Action ; The author displayed herself as a projects’ organizer, and a key actor as a leader in aerobic dancing exercise.

ASSESSMENT

Projects and activities of aerobic dance, that had been carried out effectively within the community, and extended to other communities as real.

Out-Puts
• Activities to promote aerobic dance had initiated at Baan Wiang Sawan since 2003, and be performed regularly up to the present time (2014). A combination of folk dances with conventional aerobic dance, led to generate a varieties of aerobic dancing styles, offering attractive opportunity to villagers to join the exercise. Villagers whom usually participate the exercise, have gotten their chance for health assessment every three months e.g. waist circumference, and checking for body weight, blood pressure and body mass index.
• A health club to promote aerobic dance was formed within the community, which later be extended to other communities of Tambon Mae Moh. More connection of the club with other networks outside the community such as electricity generating authority of Mae Moh, non-formal education center of Mae Moh, and Mae Moh metropolitan authority, had been arranged.
• Exercising program in elders had also been promoted continuously e.g. friends visit friends project.

Out-Comes
• At villager and community level; almost villagers at Wiang sawan village have realized themselves for the significance of aerobic dance, and adjoined the activity, resulting in the improvement of their health. This indicated the activity of aerobic dance offered its successfulness to fulfill the completion of village of health manangement.
• At Tambon level and networks outside community; extension of health club to other communities of Tambon Wiang Sawan, as well as activities of aerobic dance occurred, indicated the advanced progress in Tambon of health management. Other authorities outside Tambon Mae Moh had joined as networking partnership, stated the successfulness of Wiang Sawan aerobic dance’s brand.

FACTORS EFFECTING ITS SUCCESSFULNESS

Author : MRS. AURAWAN SRIPOTJANA, a leader in aerobic dance, deserved herself as a village health volunteer since 2003.

Mentor team : Academic supports and advisory action from health officers of Tambon Mae Moh health promoting hospital.

Working team : Strength and unity of village health volunteers (VHVs) teams.

AUTHOR’S RESUME

MRS. AURAWAN SRIPOTJANA; Age 50 years, Duration of deserved as VHV : 20 years, Education : Bachelor degree in public administration.