On 25 May 2023, Asst. Prof. Jiraphat Nawarat and Dr. Charupa Lektip, the lecturers at the School of Allied Health Sciences, Ms. Piriya Chonsut, and Dr. Thana Juckmeta, the lecturers at the School of Medicine, and the working team of the Center for Academic Services (CAS) integrated the mission of providing academic services to the society by Upskill with taking care NCDs patients through exercise, food and utilization of community herbs, and by Reskill with taking care and rehabilitation of the elderly through exercise, stretching and basic movement skills. These activities were under the course “Care and Rehabilitation of Patients with Non-Communicable Diseases with Physical Therapy and Traditional Thai Medicinal Herbs” to promote and prevent disease for the pre-elderly group, those at risk of disease at Satit Walailak Pattana Community, Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, led by Mr. Somchoke Nongnual, Director of the Satit Walailak Pattana Community Sub-district Health Promotion Hospital, and his team with a total of 16 people participated at the activity at Physical Therapy Laboratory 1, Science and Technology Center Building 8.
It has been the 4th consecutive year project titled “Pre-elderly and Elderly Competency Making Project at Satit Walailak Pattana Community” with the mission of providing academic services to develop the communities surrounding Walailak University in a holistic way (WU—Social engagement), the fiscal year 2023. The project focuses on patient care services covering subacute stage patients and a health system database preparation (eHealth) to be a patient database that is easy to access by service providers, both subdistrict health promotion hospital and host, including forwarding information quickly, as well as focusing on providing promotion and disease prevention services for pre-elderly groups and people at risk for disease. This project also integrates with the “Thai traditional medicine product and service development project to promote community well-being and community livelihood” which aims to develop personnel as well as community health leaders and promote the production and use of local herbs for Thai traditional and alternative medicine. Moreover, the collaboration between the two projects is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, establishing cooperation with relevant agencies.