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Health care strategy for ensuring work ability in an aging Korea

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ABSTRACT

The rapid aging trend in South Korea will cause a growing shortage of labor and decreasing quality of the labor force. The purpose of this commentary is to recommend a health care strategy to maintain and promote the work ability of employees in an aging Korea. Strategies to promote the work ability require the collaboration of governmental agencies at the central and local levels. First, the common goal should be the reinforcement of follow-up measure in general medical examinations and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for workers. Second, collaborating activities should be performed among the Worker’s Health Center, the Health Promotion Center, and community health centers. In conclusion, health care strategies for ensuring the work ability in an aging Korea require the collaboration of governmental agencies at the central and local levels.

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Reinforcement of workplace health promotion activities through the collaboration of central and local agencies in Korea
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Fig1: Reinforcement of workplace health promotion activities through the collaboration of central and local agencies in Korea

Mentions: In order to promote cooperation between community health and occupational health activities for health promotion in workers in Korea, several points should be addressed (Fig. 1). First, workers’ health information should be shared between the National Health Insurance Corporation and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Second, a standard code should be presented to share data by linking the websites that each agency operates to provide integrated information. Third, when setting up the cooperation, the target institutions should be the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, the National Health Insurance Corporation, and the local government at the administrative agency level. The active organizations should be the Worker’s Health Center, the Health Promotion Center, and the community health centers, respectively, at the local activity level. Finally, there should be a steering team to promote employees’ work ability in the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Employment and Labor, it will play the role of a “control tower” to promote collaboration, and form a group consisting of about 10 individuals below the vice Minister who operate together. This should include all institutions participating in the collaboration, and should hold periodical conferences to monitor the process and results.Fig. 1


Health care strategy for ensuring work ability in an aging Korea
Reinforcement of workplace health promotion activities through the collaboration of central and local agencies in Korea
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Fig1: Reinforcement of workplace health promotion activities through the collaboration of central and local agencies in Korea
Mentions: In order to promote cooperation between community health and occupational health activities for health promotion in workers in Korea, several points should be addressed (Fig. 1). First, workers’ health information should be shared between the National Health Insurance Corporation and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Second, a standard code should be presented to share data by linking the websites that each agency operates to provide integrated information. Third, when setting up the cooperation, the target institutions should be the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, the National Health Insurance Corporation, and the local government at the administrative agency level. The active organizations should be the Worker’s Health Center, the Health Promotion Center, and the community health centers, respectively, at the local activity level. Finally, there should be a steering team to promote employees’ work ability in the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Employment and Labor, it will play the role of a “control tower” to promote collaboration, and form a group consisting of about 10 individuals below the vice Minister who operate together. This should include all institutions participating in the collaboration, and should hold periodical conferences to monitor the process and results.Fig. 1

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

The rapid aging trend in South Korea will cause a growing shortage of labor and decreasing quality of the labor force. The purpose of this commentary is to recommend a health care strategy to maintain and promote the work ability of employees in an aging Korea. Strategies to promote the work ability require the collaboration of governmental agencies at the central and local levels. First, the common goal should be the reinforcement of follow-up measure in general medical examinations and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for workers. Second, collaborating activities should be performed among the Worker’s Health Center, the Health Promotion Center, and community health centers. In conclusion, health care strategies for ensuring the work ability in an aging Korea require the collaboration of governmental agencies at the central and local levels.

No MeSH data available.