Department of Health Policy and Administration


The Department of Health Policy and Administration is inspired by three-pronged visions:

to be the management school for the health sector
to be the center for health policy studies
to be the center for health systems research


The Department of Health Policy and Administration seeks to renew its mission by being the resource for graduate education, research, leadership and expertise in management and policy studies. It shall provide the highest standard of advanced instruction, applied, participatory and action research; training, consulting and networking in health management and policy development and studies.

Degree Programs

Master of Hospital Administration
Master of Arts in Health Policy Studies

Training Programs

  1. Certificate Course in Health Information Management
  2. Short Course on Strategic Planning and Management
  3. Organizational Development for Health Care Institution
  4. Basic Course in Hospital Administration
  5. Short Course in Dental Public Health
  6. Executive Course in Hospital Administration
  7. Total Quality Management Short Course
  8. ICD-10 Training Course for Coders
  9. Ensuring Highly Performing Human Resource for Health Teams through Effective Human Resource Management
  10. Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design
  11. Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health
  12. Essentials of Project Management in the Health Sector
  13. Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals
  14. Translation and Communication of Road Safety Data for use in Actionable Health Policy and Strategic Advocacy
  15. Introduction To Health Policy And Systems Research
  16. Policy Short Course For SEAMEO TropMed
  17. Policy Short Course For Development Management Officers Of Region 8
  18. Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals

For more information, fees and registration, visit

Printable brochure here


  • Effects of the Asean Economic Crisis on HIV-AIDS Program in the Phillippines (2000)
  • Burden of Disease "Dengue in the Philippines" (September 2006)
  • Health Care Waste Management Programs of Province - Based Private Hospitals: 2 Case Studies, Submitted to UP Manila Journal for publication.
  • Health Policy and Strategic Planning Program, Philippine Health Case Fact Book Project
  • Innovative Health Sciences Education Partnership Program
  • Medical Human Resource Development Implications of Physician to Nurse Shift in Tarlac Provincial Hospital. Submitted to UP Manila Journal for publication.
  • An Assessment of the Philippine Department of Health Retained Hospitals to Levels of Performance, Budget Appropriations & Coverage & Mean Cost of Services Rendered: 1999-2003; UP Manila-National Institute of Health., Jan 1, 1999 to Jan 1, 2003
  • Evaluation of National Reproductive Health Programme (Mission Report in Mongolia), WHO.

Publications/Creative Works

  • Del Castillo, R.. How to recognize and respond to microaggressions in everyday life. Psychological Association of the Philippines Convention, Pampanga.. (2016); ;
  • Del Castillo, R. . Sexual orientation microaggression and heterosexism in daily life. . Behavioral Sciences National Conference. (2016); ;
  • Del Castillo, R.. Sexual risk behaviors among Asian and Pacific Islander gay and bisexual men in the United States. . (2016); ;
  • Del Castillo, RT. “Mental health and human rights: Identifying and defending the right to mental health,” learning session, Psychological Association of the Philippines Convention 2015. . (2015); ;
  • Del Castillo R.. A qualitative evaluation of mental healthcare delivery in the Western Visayas, Philippines. Phil J Health Res Dev. 2015. (2015); ;
  • Del Castillo, RT. DSM-5 and ICD-10: Transitions and intersection,” learning session, Psychological Association of the Philippines Convention.. . (2014); ;
  • Del Castillo, R. Crowdfunding low-cost mental health treatment and high-impact mental health skills, Global Health and Innovation Conference. . (2014); ;
  • Lawas, ND et al.. A Manual in LGU Scorecard Institutional Validation System. . (2013); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al. Guidelines on Transforming and Scaling Up Health Professionals Education in WHO Transforming and Scaling up Health Professionals Education & Training WHO Guidelines 2013.. . (2013); ;
  • Faraon, EJA, Estrada, JAG, Farillas, ELF, Mabera, FRD, Paras, AMP, Pastrana, MKR, and Yap, AMLS. . Significant Predictors of Uderutilization of Inpatient Benefits Among PhilHealth Members in Selected Barangays in Manila. . ACTA MEDICA PHILIPPINA. (2013); 47 (3);
  • Silva, Ma. Esmeralda and Sathirakorn Pongpanich. Store availability and in-store availability of basic diabetic-healthy food options in selected barangays in Davao City, Philippines. Journal for Health Research. (2012); 27 (30);
  • Churunrutai Kanchanachitra, Magnus Lindelow, Timothy Johnston, Piya Hanvorangchai, Fely Marilyn Lorenzo, Nguyen Lan Huong, Siswonto Agus Wilopo, Jennifer Frances de la Rosa. Human Resources For Health In Southeast Asia: Shortages, distributional challenges and international trade in health services . Health In Southeast Asia ( Special Series) The Lancet . (2011); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al. Physical and Human Resources, The Philippines Health International Reference System Review, WHO HITS series 2011 . . (2011); ;
  • Garcia, FB Jr., De las Llagas, LA.. An Examination of the Spatial Factors of Dengue Cases in QC, Phil.: A Geographic Information System (GIS) - based Approach, 2005-2008. Acta Medica Philippina. (2011); 45 (1); 53-62
  • Silva, Ma. Esmeralda and M. Johnson. Improving geographic accessibility to community-based health facilities in Davao City through location-allocation models. Acta Medica Philippina. (2009); 23 (3); 18-24
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. Nursing Migration from a Source Country Perspective: Philippine Country Case Study. Health Services Research. (2007); 42 (3);
  • Lorenzo, FME. Health Worker Migration, Philippine Country Case Study. ILO Working Paper, Geneva. (2007); ;
  • Monse B.,Yanga-Mabunga MS. The National Oral Health Survey from the Philippines Urgent Oral Needs. Developing Dentistry (ISSN 1811-6132). (2007); 8 (1);
  • Flores, LS & Sison, FM. Resource Mix of the Most Commonly - Ordered Lab and Radiologic Exams at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in UP Los Baños, Laguna. UP Manila Journal. (2006); 11;
  • Silva, Ma. Esmeralda and M. Johnson. The Davao City Health System: An Approach to Optimally Locating Community Health Facilities. As viewed on . (2006); ;
  • M. Lorenzo, FME, Buchan, J., Kingma. International Migration of Nurses: Trends and Policy Implications. Issue Papers, ICN Geneva. (2005); ;
  • dela Peña, JO, Lawas, ND, & Sison, FM.. Financial Performance of Private Tertiary Hospitals in the Philippines1997-2003: Policy Implications. UP Manila Journal. (2005); 10 (1);
  • Lawas, N.. Evaluation on the Feasibility of the Philippine Local Health Information System Project. The UP Manila Journal. (2004); 9;
  • Lorenzo, M., Sarol, J., Azcuna, R., Dror, D., Soriano, Elmer. Field Based Evidence of Enhanced Health Care Utilization Among Persons Insured by Micro Health Insurance in the Philippines. Health Policy Journal. (2004); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME. Philippine Health Care Fact Book Volume 1, UP Manila, The Health Science Center in cooperation with Information Publication and Public Affairs Office. Editor Manila. (2003); 1;
  • Silva, Ma. Esmeralda. Investment Promotions: Image Management. Basic Investment Promotions Officers Course Manual. ADDU Resource Center for Local Governance. Ateneo de Davao University. Davao City, Philippines. (2002); ;
  • Lawas, N.. An Exploratory Study on the Demand for Services of Public and Private Hospitals in the Philippines. The UP Manila Journal. (2001); 6 (3);
  • Silva, M. E. and R. N. Tagarino. Investing in Health Care: An Analysis of the Performance and Financing of Davao City’s Public Health Care System. ISPPS Working Paper Series 2001-03, Institute of Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna. (2001); ;
  • Llanes, MDM, Lorenzo, FME.. Survey of the Educational Qualifications of the Deans & Faculty of College of Nursing in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Nursing Education. (2000); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. Analysis of Policy Options in Addressing Nursing Surplus and Globalization Effects in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 5 (1);
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. The Compendium of Round Table Discussions on Tobacco Control in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 6 (1);
  • Lorenzo FME, Corcega, TF, et al. Nurse Supply and Demand in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 5 (1);
  • Murray C. Ortblad K, Guinovart C, Lim S, Wolock T, Roberts D, Faraon EJA, et al.. Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. LANCET.. ; 384 (9947); 1005-1070
  • Del Castillo, RT. Philippines: The state of the mental health care system in the Western Visayas,” field research, Center for Health Development, Western Visayas, Department of Health, Region 6.. . ; ;
  • Del Castillo, RT. “Critical thinking and probing skills for middle managers,” workshop, Human Resources Management Office, Western Visayas Medical Center, Iloilo City.. . ; ;
  • Del Castillo, RT. “Advancing the field of psychology for a sustainable and unified ASEAN.” Department of Psychology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.. . ; ;
  • Javier, RS. Prevalence and Characteristics of Admissions due to Urolithiasis at the Amosup-Seamen’s Hospital.. . ; ;
  • Javier, RS. Assessment of Performance Among Tertiary Hospital in the Philippines.. . ; ;
  • Javier, RS. Determine the Drinking Levels and the Associated Demographic and Onboard Service Factors Among Filipino Seaferers in Manila, Philippines.. . ; ;