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1330 dr eric teo championing healthy ageing programmes and health promotion at workplaces

  1. 1. 11/11/2011Championing Healthy Ageing Programmes and Health Promotion at Workplaces Statistics: Singapore Trend of ageing: By 2030, 1 in every 5 Singaporeans will be aged 65 years and above • Surging trend of non-communicable diseases • Disabilities among older persons • Increased demand for healthcare facilities, long term care services and others 1
  2. 2. 11/11/2011 THE FACT IS:We change when we age Physiological Changes• Cardiovascular • Heart muscle becomes less efficient — working harder to pump the same amount of blood through your body. • Blood vessels lose some of their elasticity • Hardened fatty deposits may form on the inner walls of your arteries (atherosclerosis). 2
  3. 3. 11/11/2011 Physiological ChangesBones, joints and muscles • Bones tend to shrink in size and density — weakens them and makes them more susceptible to fracture. • Muscles lose strength and flexibility -- become less coordinated or have trouble balancing. Physiological ChangesMetabolic System • Gradual decline in the activity of the thyroid gland and decline in the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin. • -- Decrease in the bodys ability to use fats and sugars and to convert them into energy. • Increase in weight; an increased blood sugar level 3
  4. 4. 11/11/2011 Psychological Changes• May experience some significant loss of mental lucidity and independence• 60 years and older experience significant cognitive decline, including declines in memory, concentration, clarity of thought, focus and judgmentSo, do we accept this as a fact orsomething can be done to it. 4
  5. 5. 11/11/2011Team HoytDick and Rich Hoyt As of July 2010, the Hoyts had competed in 1032 endurance events, including 68 marathons and six Ironman triathlons 10 5
  6. 6. 11/11/2011 Blue ZoneResidents of Okinawa, Sardinia, andLoma Linda, California, live longer,healthier lives than just about anyoneelse on Earth. Marge Jetton 12 6
  7. 7. 11/11/2011 Closer Home Secrets to Healthy Ageing• For the Centenarians - Don’t smoke, stay physically active, keep socially engaged, cherish family, eat a plant- based diet 14 7
  8. 8. 11/11/2011 Healthy Ageing is possible! Secrets to Longer life• Science: Study of Breslow and Belloc 8
  9. 9. 11/11/2011 Seven Habits of Healthy People• People who followed these 7 habits lived 10-12 years longer.• Began aging 20-30 years later• Enjoyed a greater quality of life than those who didn’t follow a healthy lifestyle 177 Lifestyle Factors identified that influenced longevity• Sleep 7 to 8 hours• No eating between meals• Eat breakfast regularly• Maintain proper weight• Regular exercise• Moderate or no use of alcohol• No smoking 18 18 9
  10. 10. 11/11/2011 Key Initiatives to promote health and healthy ageing. 19 How HPB can Support Your Organization1.Health for M.E. (Mature Employees)2.Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) 10
  11. 11. 11/11/2011 1) Health for M.E. Main Emphasis • Keep your mature workforce in the pink of health for greater productivity. • Help them reach their next peak 21 Recommendation for Essential Screening TestScreening Test Condition Who should go How often• Body Mass Index Obesity 18 years & above Once a year (BMI)• Waist circumference measurementBlood pressure High blood 18 years & above Once every 2 years ormeasurement pressure more frequently as advised by your healthcare providerFasting venous blood Diabetes 40 years & above Once every 3 years orglucose more frequently asFasting venous blood High blood advised by yourlipids cholesterol healthcare provider• Faecal Colorectal 50 years & above • Once a year (for FIT) Immunochemical Test cancer (FIT) or• Colonoscopy • Once every 10 years (For colonoscopy) 22 11
  12. 12. 11/11/2011 Additional Tests for WomenScreening Test Condition Who should How often goPap smear Cervical 25 years & Once every 3 years cancer above (who have ever had sexual intercourse)Mammogram Breast 50 years & Once every 2 years cancer above 23 1.CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT (CDM) Nurse Educator Programme (NEP) Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol (referrals from ISP & Wellness Prog) • 3 workshops (2 - 3 hr each) - Lifestyle modifications to manage chronic diseases. - Goal setting, action planning, recording and monitoring - Regular follow-up with family doctor • Support & complement GP’s role 12
  13. 13. 11/11/2011 Benefits of Retaining Mature Employees• Mature workers possess more work experience and on-the-job education, which has honed their analytical and personal skills, making them cost- effective workers.• Able to share this massive resource with your company to increase value and productivity!• Mature workers stay longer at an organization after training than younger workers; I) Health for Mature Employees (M.E.)1.ADOPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE a.Stay physically active b.Eat Healthily c.Keep your mind active d.Be smoke-free2.Go for Regular Health Screening3.Manage Chronic Conditions Well4.Be Socially Connected 13
  14. 14. 11/11/2011 27 Healthy ageing starts young2. Workplace Health PromotionProgrammes (WHP) 14
  15. 15. 11/11/2011Why Workplace Health Promotion (WHP)?• A reciprocal relationship• Work affects health (factors at work can improve or affect health negatively)• Health affects work (how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally affect your performance)1. Most companies have a sick care plan and not a health care plan.2. Most disease that kills are lifestyle related. They can be prevented to a great extend. 30 15
  16. 16. 11/11/2011 Investment in human capital• Optimizing the performance and productivity of human capital is critical, given our limited resources.• Especially true in a knowledge economy, where talent and innovation of an energetic and vibrant workforce are essential• Investing in the health of employees should be seen as an investment rather than a cost 31 Workplace is the ideal setting• More than 60% of Singaporean adults spend at least half of their waking hours at work.• The workplace is an ideal setting to promote health where peer support and communication structures are already in place 32 16
  17. 17. 11/11/2011 Benefits of WHP• Improving • productivity • morale and employee satisfaction • staff retention • loyalty to company • ease of recruitment • presenteeism (ability to concentrate at work and to achieve work outcomes, not distracted by health problems Benefits of WHP• Reducing • medical leave • staff turnover and therefore lower recruitment and training cost • work time lost • health cost • absenteeism 34 17
  18. 18. 11/11/2011 What can you do, to help your employees age healthily?• By providing a conducive environment -- plays an important role in enabling people to reach a state of optimal health.• By providing access to health information, opportunities for making healthy choices, social and cultural environments that are supportive such as access to reasonably-priced healthier food choices Health Promotion Involves• Health education (eg. health topics)• Health prevention (health screening and immunisation)• Health protection (smoke free policy and healthy environment) 36 18
  19. 19. 11/11/2011 Workplace Health Promotion Grant• A grant by Health Promotion Board (HPB) since 2001 to encourage companies to START or EXPAND/SUSTAIN workplace health promotion programmes• 2 types of WHP Grant:• WHP Grant• WHP Grant for SMEs Workplace Health Promotion Grant1.Funding Guidelines2. Funding up to $10,0003. WHP Grant: Co-funding (50:50 basis)4. WHP Grant for SMEs: Co-funding (90:10 basis)5. Funds a. health screening b. health education activities such as healthy eating, mental wellbeing, smoking control c. sports and physical activities d. targeted health programme i.e. cholesterol management 19
  20. 20. 11/11/2011 HEALTHWORKSa. A convenient Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) package targeted at SMEsb. Covers health risk assessment, physical activity, healthy eating, mental wellbeing and smoking controlc. Pre-selected service providers:d. Apply for WHP Grante. Publicize and implement WHP programme to employeesf. Evaluate and report effectiveness of programme HealthWORKS Physical Healthy Smoking Health Mental Activity Eating Control Risk Wellbeing Assessm ent Trust and Recognition• HEALTH Awards• Individual Awards- Health leader award- Health promoter award 20
  21. 21. 11/11/2011 Workplace Health Promotion Grant• More to gain, nothing to lose• Compare to other countries• Comprehensive HPB initiatives that involve National coverage Contact HPB1.Workplace Outreach Enquiry Centre2.Email: HPB_Health_At_Work@hpb.gov.sg3.Tel: 6435 37044.www.hpb.gov.sg/healthatwork 21