Master of Public Health,
National Taiwan University
September 2017 – Present Section Chief, Medical Administration, Department of Public Health, Taoyuan City
November 2012 – August 2017 Technical Specialist, Epidemic Intelligence Center, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
March 2005 – October 2012 Assistant Technical Specialist, Division of Surveillance, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability for the elders in Fuxing
- Details of Background
The medical resource and economy activities mostly center on the plains. Fuxing District is the biggest administration region, and the only aboriginal area. Atayal people occupies the most population (67.3%) of this area. Until the end of October of 2017, there are six clinics (Public Health Centers are included.) and one medical station can be included in the field of medical resources. The percentage of aged population is 9.9%, while the Fuxing district is 11.3% which is the fourth one of the whole city. The leading causes of death of 2016 shows the order of the heart diseases (Hypertension is excluded), chronic liver diseases and Cirrhosis are all higher than Taoyuan City and Taiwan. From the analysis of health questionnaires of tribe, we get to know that the common health problems of tribe are Hypertension(29％), drinking alcohol(23％), and Gout(22％). Moreover, people think that the first three problems of tribe are work or entering the workforce(28％), economy problem(27％), family(22％) and care problem(22％).
- The promotion way and results
1.) Healthcare Service in Aboriginal Area
(1) Mobile Health Care： HIS(Hospital Information System) and PACS(Picture Archiving and Communication System) have practiced at Public Health Center of Fuxing District since 2009 and have developed medical service tour. There are 148 sessions and 4664 people in 2017 (January to October)
(2)Little Medical Helper of Taoyuan City：Health Management for Household is processed, the target is solitary elders and patients with chronic disease of Fuxing District.
2.) Healthy Tribe Building
(1)Healthy Life Stop： Implementer is Tribal Health Life Building Center of Fuxing district. Volunteers are recruited and trained. They can lead people of tribe to lead healthy life. The number of volunteers increases from 40 in 2015 to 48 in 2017(January to June)
(2)Care and Visitation Plan with Alcohol Collectors ：
Alcohol drinking Convention for tribe is set up, the course of pressure management, life adjustment, and traditional skill, and the concept of GAGA (Atayal: share) is blended in. The case about drinking problem can be guided to re-socialize to return to tribe life.
(3)Aboriginal Healthy Dance ： Appropriate aboriginal dance will be arranged depending on the situation of elders, they are also encouraged to attend senior competition. The team wins for the preliminary round in Taoyuan City. They represent Taoyuan to join the competition of north district and get golden medal. They also get to participate in national competition and get the prize of being most energetic for their group.
3.) Long-term Care Resource
(1) Ten Year Plan for Long-term Care ： From 2008, home care is provided to patients who are bedridden for a long time, need continual care, and live in Fuxing District. We also help to refer to other care services to ease tiredness because of rush from discharged patients.
(2)Denture Service for Elders： Since 2014, we have provided reimbursement for removable complete denture, removable half denture and removable partial denture for the elders who are above 65 years old and aboriginal elders who are above 55 years old.
Taoyuan City has cooperated with National Health Insurance Administration since 2016. Public Health Center of Fuxing District is combined with one home care institution and two clinics and form the integrated home care team-both well team. We walk into the home of the elders or physical disabled patients and provide services which include three stages of home care, first-rate home care and hospice care. In 2017, we will run an enterprise of all-care pattern plan for community (Long-term care 2.0), and choose Fuxing District as demonstration area to provide the elders more diversified, convenient, holistic health service in Fuxing District.