BUILDING WORKFORCE CAPACITY TO PROMOTE HEALTHY AGING AND LIMIT NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
The Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (CIESS) conducted a 40 hour workshop on “Building Workforce Capacity to Promote Health Aging and Limit Non-Communicable Disease related Harm from Monday 25th – Friday 29th March 2019 at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Auditorium.
This forum brought together administrators of Social Security, Social Development, Medical Professionals and Economists amongst others to look at the current situation as it relates to the topic and determining the way forward to address the related issues in Latin American and the various Caribbean states.
Focused topics included:
- Support for Healthy Aging: Nutrition, Exercise and Work
- Common Physiologic and Psychological Changes of Aging
- The Challenge of Non Communicable Diseases
An important feature was a presentation on Dementia Research led by the University of the West Indies Health which presented recent findings and a case study showing rapid increase across the territories.
At the end of the week’s session, participants were equipped with the necessary resources to promote change for building a healthier more productive workforce in their various organizations.
The workshop was made possible via support from CIESS, the NYU Meyers, ECCB and Social Security.