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Quezon Provinces’ Q1K program recognized at 2017 ICCF

LUCENA CITY, Quezon -- The Province of Quezon has proven once again its excellence in providing health care services in the community after the Quezon’s First 1,000 Days of Life Program was recognized as “Best Practice/Program for Families” during the 3rd International Conference on Children and Families held at Best Western Boracay Tropics, Station 2, Bo. Manggayad, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, October 12-14, 2017.

According to Quezon Public Information Office, the annual international conference hopes to bring together wide range of specialists in the field of child and family development and recognize the most outstanding and innovative health programs that promotes positive results and impact in the community.

The forum also aims to present an overview in the field of health care to forge stronger connections amid international, social and professional audience to offer better service among children and families all over the world.

This year’s theme is “Showcasing the Best Practices & Programs for Children & Families Worldwide”. The award is divided into two categories: “Best Practice/Program for Children” and “Best Practice/Program for Families”.

The program is composed of Plenary Address and Symposium on diverse topics about Children and Family dynamics. The organization acknowledged the exceptional contributions and programs of American Peace Corps (PCV) USA and Philippines; Bustos, Bulacan; Binalonan North Central School SPED Center, Pangasinan; and Amas, Cotabato City.

The Quezon’s First 1000 Days of Life Program or Q1K was launched in the province in 2015 and pioneered by the Provincial Government of Quezon spearheaded by Gov. David C. Suarez. The program has been instrumental in the delivery of complete services for the family in Quezon Province.

It promotes focused and comprehensive health care services, implementing strategic and responsive food and nutrition programs and generating behavioral change among parents and community in child rearing through health education and value infusion.

The 3rd ICCF Conference was organized by The Children & Youth Wellness Technical and Advocacy Center (CYWTAC), Inc., a community-based non-government organization in the Philippines duly licensed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). (GG/R. Orinday, PIA-Quezon with reports from Quezon PIO)

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