This program is carried out based on activities already in operation such as those by the Health Education for Parents and Children Program (Program Edukasi Kesehatan Anak untuk Orangtua/PESAT). PESAT enacts a “school health” activity every month for six months, where in each session health topics are discussed such as, immunizations, acute respiratory infection, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, drug usage and the appropriate use of antibiotics, breast milk and other information.
The activity is in the form of a one day workshop, shaped by a committee of members of the community who actively participate with the support of a HEPP expert team. The contribution of the participants depends on the committee per each individual area. This program is also available for companies, schools and other institutions that want to provide their employees or students with health related information and knowledge.
Today there are approximately 7146 members spread throughout Indonesia. Upon completion of this program, the graduates can still keep in contact through a mailing list that has reached 12000 members spread throughout almost all of Indonesia.
HEPP also uses radio media to spread health related information, for example, they have collaborated with Delta FM and Utan Kayu FM for a talk show activity that was based around the topics of Physiology, Basic Medical Philosophy, Rational Prescribing, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Development Issues and Consumer Education.
HEPP also established a clinic, or a health station, through donations from the community and the World Health Organization (WHO). This clinic provides curative treatments and also basic public health services, such as immunizations, consultations and many other services. The goal of this clinic is to prove that the guidelines from WHO, that have been used in the program, can be applied in Indonesia.
With the existence of this program in all of Indonesia, it can improve the community’s health knowledge and so the community can become more intelligent, active and critical regarding health information and services.