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HPH Network of the Republic of Korea

Founded in: 2011

Chair: Myoung-Ock Ahn, MD. PhD. DrPH. MPH, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coordinator: Bomoon Choi, MD. MSc. MPhil, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Short description of Network

  • HPH Network of the Republic of Korea was established in January 2011 in support of the Steering Committee, National Medical Center.
  • HPH Korea is involved with diverse medical institutions and has expanded to 30 members including regional public hospitals (RPHs), university-affiliated hospitals, and various health service agencies.  
  • HPH Korea holds regular meetings, HPH conferences and schools, and sports events as a part of a collaborative endeavor to spread health promotion programs and HPH.

 

Three main achievements

As the link between global movements and local actions is pivotal, HPH Korea has played important roles in the following:

  • Setting a research agenda: HPH workshops and HPH schools
  • HPH advocacy: HPH casebook
  • HPH workplace health promotion: sports events

 

Three major obstacles

In order to ensure sustainability of the HPH network, support from the government, adequate funding, and applicable health-promtion strategies are essential. However, challengs remain due to the following:

  • Insufficient government interest/support
  • Inadequate funding
  • Lack of a development strategy that tackles a number of risk factors in health

 

Our vision for the future

HPH Network of Korea will do the following:

  • Ensure national norms and standards to provide robust and reliable support for HPH
  • Build an HPH model that reflects the cultural characteristics of Korea through continuous HPH research and development
  • Implement coordinated action for HPH in alignment with IHPH

 

Contact Information

National Medical Center

245 Eulchi-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea (04564)

Website: http://www.hph.kr/

 

National Coordinator

Bomoon Choi, MD. MSc. MPhil

National Medical Centre

Telephone: 82 2 2276 2187   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Current Members

Hospitals/ health services that have joined HPH Network of South Korea are listed below.  (2017. 5)

  Name Type Country
1 Andong Medical Center Hospital South Korea
2 CheongJu Medical Center Hospital South Korea
3 Chungju Medical Center Hospital South Korea
4 Daehang Hospital Hospital South Korea
5 Ewha Womans University Medical Center Hospital South Korea
6 Gangwon-do Wonju Medical Center Hospital South Korea
7 Gangwondo Yeongwol Medical Center Hospital South Korea
8 Gimcheon Medical Center Hospital South Korea
9 Gunsan Medical Center Hospital South Korea
10 Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Paju Hospital Hospital South Korea
11 Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Suwon Hospital Hospital South Korea
12 Incheon Medical Center Hospital South Korea
13 Konkuk University Medical Center Hospital South Korea
14 Korea Association of Health Promotion Health Service South Korea
15 National Medical Center Hospital South Korea
16 Planned Population Federation of Korea Hospital South Korea
17 Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital Hospital South Korea
18 Seongnam Citizen's Medical center Hospital South Korea
19 Seoul Dental Hospital for Disabled Hospital South Korea
20 Seoul Medical Center Hospital South Korea
21 Seoul Metropolitan Bukbu Hospital Hospital South Korea
22 Seoul Metropolitan Children Hospital Hospital South Korea
23 Seoul Metropolitan Dongbu Hospital Hospital South Korea
24 Seoul Metropolitan Eunpyeong Hospital Hospital South Korea
25

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center

Hospital South Korea
26 Seoul Metropolitan Seo-Buk Hospital Hospital South Korea
27 Seoul Metropolitan Seonam Hospital Hospital South Korea
28 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital*) Hospital South Korea
29 Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Icheon Hospital Hospital South Korea
30 Samcheok Medical Center Hospital South Korea

Events

2017.05. 7th HPH Network Baseball Tournament

2017.04. 25th International Conference on Health Promotion Hospital Network