NOMAD RSI facilitates the establishment of the Kruu Boran association in the community. They make use of local existing structures such as Village Health Workers (VHWs) and Village Health Committees (VHCs) to facilitate indigenous groups to access proper health information and health care services. Kruu Boran association members are trained in the nature of recognizing basic diseases, so they can recognize serious danger signs and know when their boundary in delivering service has been reached, and they should refer a case.
Some Kruu Boran association members are selected and sent to attend training courses at the national center for traditional healing to become traditional health professionals. They are also tasked with supervising VHWs whose responsibilities are to organize community health education and to raise awareness. The VHCs arrange their monthly meetings to update, discuss, and address the health problems in the community.
VHC members are incentivized based on their performance and availability of resources. Community people and relevant stakeholders are encouraged to pay contribution to support the functions of VHCs and help the needy in the community. All kinds of contributions are accepted such as money, rice, chicken, pork, beef and labor. All of these contributions are managed by VHC members.
To promote and maintain the availability of medicinal plants, NOMAD RSI also facilitates the establishment of domestic natural medicinal plant parks. The domestic medicinal plant parks serve as an example of the valued plants so that community people and relevant stakeholders can visit and explore the plants. Association members take a role in introducing and explaining the nature of each plant. NOMAD RSI also works to protect medicinal plants growing in the wild. After identifying the medicinal plants in the forest, NOMAD engages local authorities and other relevant stakeholders to protect the valued plants and provide them to traditional healers.