This study aimed to review follow-ups after the MERS outbreak and to suggest programs and policies to reinforce infectious disease control systems in government and healthcare organizations. To achieve new and deep insights, this study constructed a forum to gather ideas of various stakeholders and conducted a delphi survey. Findings of this study suggest the establishment of independent system of healthcare to effectively respond the public health emergencies. This study also emphasized the importance of the capacity building of the local governing body itself. To strengthen the capacity of local government, infectious disease care system between healthcare institutions and a dedicated organization for the infectious disease control should be established in local level, as well as public health personnel. Moreover, this study proposed the enhancement of control over healthcare institutions. Central and local governments need to supervise and monitor infectious disease control systems in healthcare institutions. Lastly, this study also highlights the importance of expansion of full-time public health personnel.
This study1) examines the means test and its asset limit that are used for social security benefit determinations in Korea. Many of the current social security programs in Korea, aside from social insurance schemes, decide the eligibility of beneficiaries on the basis of their income and assets (worth). As a result, only individuals and households whose income and assets fall below certain thresholds can receive the benefits and assistance offered by these programs. The higher the income and asset limits, the greater the number of persons benefitting from a given program. In other
words, the income and asset limits determine the coverage, and thus the effectiveness, of the social security system. Income and asset limits are therefore key components of the social security
system. Much has been discussed with respect to the way the income limit is determined in the social security system and if it is determined at an appropriate level. Considerably less has been talked about asset limits. This study explores the asset limits in place in the Korean social security system, and discusses the attendant issues and problems.
This study was aimed to evaluate the current dementia care system and suggest the policy considerations in the perspective of the welfare policy for the elderly. This study used the policy analysis framework of Gilbert & Specht (1974) and Gilbert & Terrell (2013) and identified 4 major criteria such as ① allocation, ② benefit, ③ delivery, ④ finance. The current dementia care system had various limitations such as the largest blind spots of the policy target population, inadequate client-tailored services, deficiency of the direct services supporting the families, poor access to health and welfare services. The efforts to improve the dementia care system should involve enhancing the early detection programmes of hidden patients in the community, reinforcing the tailored outreach case management services, strengthening the linkage between health and welfare deliverly system, expanding of at-home support to reduce the burden of family caregivers, and enhancing the financial sustainability of the social insurance systems.
According to "Global Burden of Disease: Country Profile," a study conducted in 2014 by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the top three risk factors for the buden of disease in Korea in 2013 were "tobacco smoking," "poor diet," and "alcohol use." "Lack of exercise" came in 8th on the list.
[The 5th Seminar on Social Security for Reunified Korea]The Impact of Famine on North Korean Women's Childbirths and Reproductive HealthMay 29(Tue) - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Room 313(3rd Floor), KIHASA ProgramPresentation: The Impact of Famine on North Korean Women's Childbirths and Reproductive Health, Kim Soo Yeon, SNU Graduate School of Public HealthDisucssion: Woo Hye Kyung, SNU BK21 Plus and Kim Soo Jin, KIHASA
[Inclusive Korea 2018] For Better Life: Korea's Growth as an Innovative and Inclusive NationMay 24(Thu) - 25(Fri), 2018The K Hotel SeoulHosted by the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning and the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social SciencesOrganized by the Korea Development Institute Program May 24(Thu)14:00-14:30 Opening Ceremony14:30-16:00 Session 1: The future of generation, the dream of Korea16:10-16:50 Session 2: Listening from Young Adult Mentors17:00-17:30 Closing Ceremony May 25(Fri)10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony10:30-11:50 Keynote Session11:50-13:00 Luncheon and Special Lecture13:00-15:00 Session 1: Advent of Candel Light Democracy and New Democracy Paradigm Session 2: A Paradigm Shift in Economy and Korea's Strategy Session 3: Path to Green Inclusive Society15:30-17:30 Session 4: Tasks for Inclusive Welfare State in the Era of Transformation Session 5: Sustainable Balanced Development and Social Integration Session 6: Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsual and in Northeast Asia18:00-18:30 Special Lecture: Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula