189831 Healthy People 2020, Taiwan

Monday, October 27, 2008: 1:10 PM

Ken N. Kuo , Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan
As the healthy people white paper is coming due, Department of Health in Taiwan asked Center for Health Policy Research and Development, NHRI to coordinate the “Healthy People 2020” project to construct a roadmap for improving health for all in Taiwan. It is a twoyear

project started in August 2006. The two central themes of the project are to increase healthy life expectancy and

decrease health inequalities in Taiwan. After intense brainstorming, we decided using the model of health determinants as the core of discussion. We designated health determinants into three major groups, including social environment, healthy lifestyle and quality healthcare. In addition, focus populations were identified for a separate discussion and emphasizing their

unique characteristics for health attention. We have gathered more than 200 scholars, numerous NGO, and health administrators of all levels to participate in discussion. A total of 19 working teams were assigned for determinant and focused population. It was done in three stages. First, we worked on the present status in Taiwan,

international experiences and problem in Taiwan. Then, with nominal group technique or Delphi technique, the working teams would come up with health indicators and strategies. Finally, we carried out cross team discussions followed by public hearing to ensure adequate

stakeholder participation. With consensus, 19 core indicators were decided. “Healthy People 2020” white paper will be published in May, 2008. It will provide a

new perspective for health policy formation and set up an excellent roadmap for improving people's health in Taiwan.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the process of how the comprehensive health policy white paper was conducted in Taiwan. 2. Discuss the health determinants in Taiwan and the strategies for better health for all. 3. Identify the need for further improvement in health and alleviate socioeconomic inequalities in health in Taiwan.

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