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Company Overview of Health Promotion Board

Company Overview

Health Promotion Board offers and organizes national health promotion and disease prevention programs. The organization’s programs include BreastScreen Singapore, AIDS Education, CervicalScreen Singapore, Childhood Injury Prevention, Mental Health Education, National Myopia Prevention, Physical Activity, National Smoking Control, Nutrition, and Osteoporosis Education. Health Promotion Board was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Singapore.

3 Second Hospital Avenue

Singapore,  168937

Singapore

Founded in 2001

Phone:

65 6435 3500

Fax:

65 6438 3848

Key Executives for Health Promotion Board

Chief Executive Officer
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Health Promotion Board Key Developments

Health Promotion Board. Announces Management Changes

Mr. Zee Yoong Kang will take over as CEO of the Health Promotion Board (HPB) on March 1, 2013, when current CEO Ang Hak Seng leaves to head the People's Association (PA). Mr. Ang will replace Mr. Yam Ah Mee as Chief Executive Director of PA.

Health Promotion Board. Partners with Republic Polytechnic to Set Up Joint Innovation Lab in Physical Activity

The Health Promotion Board's Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (HPB-PACE) and Republic Polytechnic (RP) launched a joint Innovation Lab in Physical Activity to foster research and development of intellectual property and technologies to enhance health promotion efforts in the community. The facility, which is located within the RP School of Sports, Health and Leisure, will see a mix of student and staff-based projects in collaboration with industry partners. It will act as a and test-bedding centre to incubate promising solutions to address key public health concerns such as diabetes, obesity and healthy ageing. The collaboration spans three key areas: Research Centre: Dedicated to experimental studies to improve physical fitness validation, ways to decrease sedentary behaviour and physical activity for diabetes prevention; Test Bedding Centre: To collaborate with industry partners to test and develop new applications, technologies and physical activities for greater accessibility within local communities; Knowledge-Sharing Centre: Conduct seminars and workshops on physical activity and technology for industry and community; provide advanced diploma and certification programmes.

Health Promotion Board. opens First Healthy Lifestyle Centre in Hong Kah North

Health Promotion Board. has launched Singapore's first Healthy Lifestyle Centre. This follows on from last year's establishment of a health corner at Hong Kah North Zone 6 Residents' Committee (RC). Following the basic health screening and healthy lifestyle advice provided by health ambassadors at the Health Promoting RC corner, residents between the ages of 18 to 69 years who have been identified to have a higher risk of chronic conditions will be referred to the Healthy Lifestyle Centre for customized health programmes and services. The Healthy Lifestyle Centre will educate residents on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and equip them with the knowledge and skills to do so. It also aims to encourage residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle through interventions in physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being and provide referrals and facilitate follow-up for individuals who may require them. The Healthy Lifestyle Centre services will be operated by Health Promotion Board.'s team of Health Promotion Managers in collaboration with Health Ambassadors. Jointly, they will proactively reach out to the community to provide the following services: One-on-one consultations; Health assessments; Personalised health advice; Health interventions such as exercise classes, talks and workshops; Follow-up and referral services. Residents who have undergone screening or have been identified as at-risk will be invited to attend the one-on-one consultations and health activities at the Healthy Lifestyle Centre. Each consultation will see the resident undergoing a 3 As Framework to: Assess the resident's knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and concerns related to their health; Advise the resident through the development of a personalised health action plan; Assist the resident to ensure they receive adequate support beyond the Healthy Lifestyle Centre such as appropriate programme or services in the community and referrals to their neighbourhood GP.

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