From 2011 to 2014, the plan provided for 3,409 projects, with 2,949 of these projects implemented by new partners, accounting for 87% of total projects supported by the plan. Grants were provided in all regions, especially the northern and northeastern regions. Additionally, grants were provided in almost every province except Phuket and some northern region provinces.
About 92% of total project grants under the plan were allocated to rural areas, in accordance with the focus on decentralization of resources to support rural community health development. The remaining project grants under the plan were allocated to support environmental issues, and alcohol and tobacco consumption issues. The main target groups for these projects are working adults and youth. Disabled and underprivileged people account for a small portion of grant recipients at 2.4% of total project grants. In the next three years, the plan will focus on spreading opportunities to disabled and underprivileged individuals, in parallel with projects that fall under ThaiHealth’s 10-year targets.
Focus Areas of Plan
1) Expansion and dissemination of health promotion work opportunities to smaller partnership network members. The number of beneficiaries is expanding to cover diverse partners, including underprivileged populations, to create health equity.
2) Work integration through joint determination of grant targets to respond to ThaiHealth’s 10-year directions, targets, and
3) Enhancements in capacity and partnership networks, with a focus on knowledge management processes allowing implementers to conduct health promotion work.
4) Development of health promotion innovations to expand results.