CRHRDC at a Glance
The Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) is a multi -sectoral organization of the academe, government planning bodies, hospital institutions, and private sectors which functions as the regional partner agency of the PCHRD, which serves as a clearing house for all health – related researches. It is a structure created to link together health researchers and institutions to facilitate health research activities attuned to regional health needs. Through the Consortium, research and development efforts of identified sectors are properly delineated, effectively coordinated, monitored/evaluated, processed and consolidated for better dissemination/utilization, resulting to greater promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health.
The implementation and institutionalization of Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) started July of 2007 through the initiative of DOST- CAR.
It was officially launched/ formalized thru signing of the Memorandum of Agreement in May 25, 2008, attended by 15 participants from 11-member agencies.
The CRHRDC was registered to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a nonstock, non-profit organization in November 2013 through the collective efforts of the member agencies.
Currently the Consortium has 21 member Institutions namely; DOST-CAR, NEDA – CAR, CHED- CAR, DOH – CAR, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, University of the Cordilleras, University of Baguio, Saint Louis University, Benguet State University, Cordillera Career and Development College, Kalinga State University, Ifugao State University, Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Luke Foundation, Pines City Colleges, International School of Asia and the Pacific – Kalinga, Benguet Provincial Health Office, Baguio City Health Services Office, Saint Tonis College Inc., and Easter College Inc.
And we’re just getting started. Together with our dynamic leaders, a strengthened work force, and a supportive research environment, CRHRDC continues to advocate for the provision, promotion and sustainability of an enabling health research and development framework toward evidence- informed health and health-related policies and actions working for the attainment of regional and national goals.