Project Isip is a collaborative service-learning project between LKCMedicine, TTSH PPEO and University of St La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod City, that mainly aims to help the rural villages of Bacolod. With an emphasis on applying medical skills and knowledge to the context of the community we serve, Project Isip covers a wide range of activities: from conducting health screening at the village to health education and health promotion. We aim to promote health awareness and health-seeking behaviours through relationship building, and to ultimately build self-sufficiency by equipping local leaders with a greater knowledge of health skills.
Together with the nursing students from College of Nursing in USLS, we conduct health screenings at Hacinda Carmen village and take the medical history of residents there. Through working with the students and members of the community, we gain a better idea of the health-seeking behaviours in the community and the common health issues that the residents are facing. Apart from building a healthcare database for long-term monitoring and management of chronic conditions, the data gathered from the health screening also allows us to better structure health education lessons with an increased focus on dental education, diet and first aid knowledge.