Indicators of the Healthy Indonesia Program in Remote Areas


The Healthy Indonesia Program is part of the nine priorities agenda of President Jokowi Dodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, namely relating to improving the quality of life of Indonesians. The success of the Healthy Indonesia Program, which uses a family approach, is measured by the healthy family index which is a combination of 12 indicators. This study aimed to present data for the healthy family index and the 12 healthy family indicators for remote areas. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study which was conducted during April 2019 in remote areas of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. 320 households participated in the study, consisting of 1,293 people. Proportional random sampling was used to select the participants. Data on the healthy family index were collected using a healthy family profile questionnaire. The results of this study indicated that there are several indicators that need to be considered by the Government. First, most couples of reproductive age (61% of 288 households) do not use contraception. Second, most families have family members who are active smokers (70% of the 320 households). Next, only 33% of the 14 tuberculosis patients and 49% of the 144 hypertension patients receive standard treatment. Finally, 100% of the six people with mental health disorders in this study do not receive appropriate treatment. This study also showed that the majority of people in these remote areas were identified as pre-healthy families. This study provides basic data on 12 indicators of healthy families that are essential for further research and for the Government to further develop the Healthy Indonesia Program in this research area. All families in remote areas should be visited regularly by health workers, and these health workers are expected to increase health promotion related to the problematic indicators identified.

Keywords: family approach, Healthy Indonesia Program, healthy family, healthy indicators

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