Reconstruction of Prevention and Handling of Stunting Policy in Public Health Center
Keywords:: Reconstruction; Policy: Prevention and Handling of Stunting
Introduction: Indonesia has severe nutritional problems, one of which is stunting. Stunting is a chronic
malnutrition condition caused by many multi-dimensional. According to the Minister of Health Republic
of Indonesia No. 43 of 2019 about Public Health Center, Public Health Center Services are part of public
services and are basic routine health services consisting of Public Health Efforts (UKM) and Individual
Health Efforts (UKP), one of which is the prevention and handling of stunting in Public Health Center.
Demak III Public Health Center is a health center in the city that has an area of 18.78 km with a population
of 38,218 people precisely on the road Cempaka Raya No. 5 Katonsari, Demak consists of 5 villages and
1 village namely Kalikondang village, Katonsari, Donorojo, Mangunjiwan, Cabean, and Tempuran. Of the
six villages, Donorejo village is the village that has the highest number of stunting cases compared to other
Research Objectives: The purpose of this study is to find out and analyze the reconstruction of prevention
and handling of stunting policy in Public Health Center.
Research Methods: This research uses the paradigm of constructivism, which is the policies that exist in
government agencies can be examined objectively related to accurate data, then constructed through the
concept of law that is only tested again its strength. Methods used with Critical thinking. Critical thinking
is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understand the logical relationship between ideas. The sampling
method is a non-random sampling technique that is purposive sampling is a way of taking subjects based on
a specific goal.
Results and Discussion: The description of the reconstruction of prevention and handling of stunting policy
in Public Health Center through integration actions with stakeholders of government agencies in the Demak
Regency area is still partial. With the policy that is still partial, in the prevention and handling of stunting by
criticizing (critical thinking) existing policies. Prevention and reduction of stunting is carried out by health
workers through programs with cross-sectors and networks already running.
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