About HPH

HPH aims to improve health gain for patients, staff, and communities. HPH consists of 24 National/Regional Networks and individual hospitals and health services members. The International HPH Network totals more than 600 hospital and health service members all over the world.  

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Task Force on HPH and Age-Friendly Health Care

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Preface                                 

The population in Taiwan is aging. By 2012, people aged 65 and over occupies 11.2% of the population. Senior persons are important users of health care. Evidences have shown that health service utilization can impose risk to/or add health gain for senior persons. We aim to develop a framework of age-friendly health care and help hospitals and health services identify their weaknesses, develop action plan, and continuously improve themselves to meet senior persons’ needs and expectations.

 

Framework 

 

Taiwan’s framework was based on the WHO principles of age-friendly healthcare, the WHO Standards for Health Promotion in Hospitals, and the Elder-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Canada. It consists of 4 standards (i.e. management policy, communication and services, care processes, physical environment), 11 sub-standards and 60 measurable elements. After being pilot-tested and validated, the recognition of “age-friendly hospitals and health services” was officially launched in 2010. Hospitals interested should take self-assessment, which includes 60 measurable elements for internal improvement, and an expert on-site visit by 3 surveyors will be arranged for a performance review on these items. 

4 dimensions:

  • Management Policy (Policy, Organizational Support, Continuous, Monitoring and Improvement)
  • Communication and Services (Communication, Services)
  • Care Processes (Patient Assessment, Intervention and Management, Community Partnership and Continuity Care)
  • Physical Environment (General environment and equipment, Transportation and accessibility, Signage and Identification)

After officially launching the recognition, hospitals demonstrate high interest and enthusiasm for becoming age-friendly hospitals. By the end of 2015, there are 206 healthcare organizations (153 hospitals, 25 local public health centers, and 28 long-term health cares) which had successfully passed the recognition. 

Please find the Framework and the self-assessment manual here! DL

 

 

Task Force Members

 - Advisory Group - 

Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou (Taiwan) [Leader]

Director-General, 

Health Promotion Administration, 

Ministry of Health and Welfare

Dr. Yu-Chen Chang (Taiwan)

Director of Community Health Department, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Taiwan

Prof. Cheng-Chieh Lin (Taiwan)

Dean, College of Medicine, China Medical University/Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Taiwan

Prof. Feng-Hwa Lu (Taiwan)

Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Dr. Belinda Parke (Canada)

Assistant Professor of Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Dr. Barbara Liu (Canada)

Executive Director of Regional Geriatric Program Toronto; Program Director of Geriatric Medicine Postgraduate Program, University of Toronto

Prof. Marie Boltz (USA)

Director of Practice Initiatives at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University; NICHE Practice Director

Dr. Tiiu Härm (Estonia)

Coordinator of Estonia HPH Network/ National Institute for Health Development

Ms. Ioanna Petroulia (Greece)

Assistant to Coordinator of Greek HPH Network; Clinical Neuropsychologist of Center for Health Services Research, University of Athens

Mr. Herbert Habets (Netherlands)

Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist / Nurse Scientist of Orbis Medisch Centrum, Sittard – Geleen; Senior Lecturer of Zuyd University, Heerlen

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Sommeregger (Austria)

Coordinator of Austria HPH Network/ Vienna Hospital Association

Ms. Marit Kise (Norway)

Representative of Coordinator of Norwegian HPH Network/ Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Mr. Jeff Svane (WHOCC, Denmark)

Technical Officer, International HPH Secretariat, WHOCC, Denmark

Mr. Takao Suzuki (Japan)

Research Institute, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan

Prof. Finbarr Martin (UK)

Professor, medical gerontology, Kings College London; NHS consultant, Geriatrics and General Medicine, UK

  

- General Members -

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Events

Conferences Meetings

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  • Symposium on Health Care and Healthy Ageing will be held during the 24th International HPH Conference on June 9th, 2016, in Connecticut, USA. 

Moderators:

  • Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou  (Director-General, Health Promotion Administration, Taiwan)
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel (Immediate Past President, European Geriatric Society/ Chairman, EUGMS Board)

Presentations:

  1. Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou
  2. Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel
  3. Mr. Herbert Habets
  4. Dr. Chun-Hsiung Huang
  5. Dr. Ming-Yueh Chou

Conference Website:

http://www.hphconferences.org/connecticut2016/program/intinary-details.html

[NEW]
  • The forth meeting on Task Force on HPH and Age-friendly Health Care will be held during the 24th International HPH Conference on June 9th, 2016, in Connecticut, USA.

Meeting Minute:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Symposium on Health Care and Healthy Ageing was held during the 23rd International HPH Conference on June 11th, 2015, in Oslo, Norway.

Moderators:

  • Prof. Cheng-Chieh Lin (President, Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Taiwan)
  • Dr. Ulrike Sommeregger (Coordinator, Austria HPH Network)

Presentations:

  1. Prof. Finbarr Martin
  2. Prof. Cheng-Chieh Lin
  3. Prof. Feng-Hwa Lu
  4. Dr. Chun-hsiung Huang
  • The third meeting on Task Force on HPH and Age-friendly Health Care was held on June 11th, 2015, in Oslo, Norway.

Meeting Minute:

  • Symposium on Health Care and Healthy Ageing was held during the 22nd International HPH Conference on April 24th, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.

Moderators:

  • Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou (Director General, Health Promotion Administration, Taiwan/ Chair of International Task Force on HPH and Age-friendly Health Care)
  •  Prof. Cheng-Chieh Lin (President, Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Taiwan)

Presentations:

  1. Prof. Jean-Pierre MICHEL
  2. Prof. Liang-Kung CHEN
  3. Dr. Ming-Yueh CHOU
  4. Dr. Ding-Cheng CHAN 
  • The second meeting on Task Force on HPH and Age-friendly Health Care was held on April 24th, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.

Meeting Minute:

Presentation:

    1. Dr. Marie Boltz
    2. Mr. Herbert Habets

  • The first meeting on Task Force on HPH and Age-friendly Health Care was held on May 23rd, 2013, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Presentation:

    1. Dr.Barbra Liu 
    2. DrYu-Chen Chang 
    3. MsDeborah Brown 
    4. DrMarie Boltz 

Meeting Minute: