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Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit. Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin MD (USM); MPH (UKM); PhD (UK) Department of Community Health UKM Medical Centre [email protected] http://elderlyconcern.blogspot.com. A tertiary health centre. Through Dept of Public health…

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Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit.

Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin

MD (USM); MPH (UKM); PhD (UK)

Department of Community Health

UKM Medical Centre

[email protected]

http://elderlyconcern.blogspot.com


A tertiary health centre

Through Dept of Public health…

  • Emphasize

    • Health promotion

  • Promote

    • Individual responsibility for health

    • Community participation


PPUKM & elderly in community Hulu Langat

Initiative

Healthy Lifestyle

Problems of the elderly

Well controlled

Chronic illnesses

Less active

Loneliness

Not productive

Healthy,

active


Underlying issues
Underlying issues…

  • Global ageing phenomena

  • Malaysia by 2030 – 15% of population 60 years and above

  • Compression of morbidity

    • Live longer but in good health

    • Life expectancy after 60 years old


Initiative
Initiative

Active lifestyle

Encompass: physical, mental, social, spiritual component

Phase 2

Social

Facilitation

2007

Active

participation

Humanitarian aid

Phase 1

Treat Problem

Passive

participation

2001





Even the ‘old-old’ joined… school in the same area


Health check school in the same area


Workshops… school in the same area


“HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING” school in the same area

Resource centre

Batu 14, Hulu Langat

Activities

Activities

Activities


How we could do better
How we could do better? school in the same area

  • They must stand on their own

  • Social facilitation phase

  • SUSTAINABILITY


To start a new strategy… school in the same area


Shooting for TV programme school in the same area



Aha, jantung kuat lagi ni school in the same area


What else? school in the same area


Generate income? school in the same area




Strength and opportunity
Strength and Opportunity whatever

  • Variety of sources

    • A group of healthy and active elderly

      • Senior government officer

    • Good contact & Networking from various walks of life

    • Store of knowledge

      • Biological and health profile

      • Past knowledge

      • Life experience

    • Work closely with PPUKM

      • Standardized patients


Features of this resource centre
Features of this resource centre whatever

  • Meet the need of all stake-holders

  • Equipt with various social structure

  • A lot of social functions can be carried out

  • Supported by health services

  • Led by those with visions

  • Facilitated by a strong organisaion

  • Condusive environment


Does it sail smoothly challenges
Does it sail smoothly (challenges)? whatever

  • Operating ‘unofficially’

  • Not patented

  • No formal organisation

  • No special allocation

  • No permanent staff

  • No resources

  • “Kami Syok sendiri” – work of the association’s platform


How it could be done better
How it could be done better whatever

  • Involvement from other departments in faculty

  • Involvement of other faculties

  • HEJIM in UKM

    • In fact UPM (IG) has worked closely with this organisation

  • Memorandum of Understanding


7.3.2012 whatever


Impact
IMPACT… whatever

  • Community

    • Health awareness

    • Multi-ethnicity

    • Elderly keep active, feels appreciated

  • UKM

    • Good source of standardized patients

    • teaching and learning

    • research

    • Contribution to community


Future plan
Future Plan whatever

…Will work up

“To be the model of an excellent community engagement”



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