ARP volunteers undergo a 6-month long training which consists of the didactic phase (3 months) and the practical phase (4 months).
The didactic phase has 3 modules covering topics such as:
- The Learning Process
- Spiritual and Physical Integration
- Health and Development
- Community Organizing
- Community Health Financing
- Health Movements
In the early years, majority of trainees and volunteers were doctors and medical students. Later, nurses, physical therapists, dentists and other paramedical graduates joined the training. Over time, as the principle of holistic community development was further expanded in both concept and practice, ARP training graduates consisted of professionals from various disciplines such as Agriculture, Engineering, Community Development, Education, etc.
ARP organizes Barangay (Village) Health Committees from among the community people. The BHC members undergo training to equip them for self-governance and project development. As they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude to identify and prioritize their problems and formulate appropriate solutions, the BHC leads the community to better health and ultimate development.Social Marketing
ARP uses various channels of communication and social media to disseminate information about its programs.
ARP conducts health clinics in remote areas that have limited access to health services.