The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Indonesia was organized by the Center for Family Welfare with three co-coordinators for East Java (East Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara Islands), South Sulawesi (eastern Indonesia), and the PSBH Hospitals. The Center also coordinated Sumatra, West Java, and Central Java in western Indonesia. At the end of 2004, the Foundation for Better Health was established in order to continue expanding the country’s activities. The program strives for better health through innovative and new initiatives, improves the quality of patient care in hospitals, and improves treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and other communicable diseases. The program has covered at least 10 provinces in Indonesia.
Fatmawati Hospital has shown that they are able to sustain good, quality service for three subsequent years, and over 70 projects are now ongoing. Based on this success, the DHF awarded them as "The First Problem Solving for Better Health Hospital" in Indonesia. Fatmawati Hospital has become the model for PSBH hospitals and many hospitals send their staff there to observe how the PSBH method is implemented.
PSBH for specific diseases started in Jakarta in 2003 to improve the tuberculosis (TB) program. The success of this model has moved the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support a similar approach in three provinces: Bali, Banten, and South Sulawesi. The private sector has also used PSBH to solve problems. The companies involved include: Unilever Indonesia, Telecom Indonesia, the national electricity company, and several oil companies.
The Problem Solving for Better Health Initiative™ (PSBHI™) program is coordinated by the Center for Family Welfare at the University of Indonesia and the East Jakarta government office. The objective is to develop a healthy environment and community in Duren Sawit village through a joint program with many sectors, including community, health, housing, family planning, and school organizations.
The goals of the Problem Solving for Better Health – Nursing™ (PSBHN™) program include increasing nursing knowledge, developing nurses as leaders, and reaching nurses in all provinces and districts. The Center for Family Welfare at the University of Indonesia leads this collaborative effort with the Faculty of Nursing (FON), University of Indonesia, and the Indonesia Nursing Association (INA).
Andalas University, Pandang, West Sumatra Catholic Health Services Institution (Perdhaki) East Java Nursing Association Indonesian Nursing Association Jakarta Nursing Program University of Indonesia School of Nursing, Jakarta