Health care strategy for ensuring work ability in an aging Korea

Jungsun Park, Jong tae Park, Soo Geun Kim, Cheol In Yoo, Junseok Son, Jun Yim, Dae seong Kim, Kyung Young Rhee, Yangho Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number42
JournalAnnals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Health promotion
  • Work ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Park, J., Park, J. T., Kim, S. G., Yoo, C. I., Son, J., Yim, J., Kim, D. S., Rhee, K. Y., & Kim, Y. (2016). Health care strategy for ensuring work ability in an aging Korea. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 28(1), [42]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40557-016-0127-y