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Health inequality in Korea

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  • Health inequality in Korea
  • Jung, Young-Ho; Ko, Sukja
  • Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs


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Title Health inequality in Korea
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Jung, Young-Ho; Ko, Sukja

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Sejong,South Korea : Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs

Date 2016-12
Pages 56
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
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Abstract

The Korean government regularly updates and implements the Comprehensive National Health Promotion Plan (hereinafter “the Health Plan”) with the goal of improving the Korean public’s health and quality of life throughout the life course. The Health Plan is renewed every five years pursuant to Article 5 of the National Health Promotion Act. The Korean government thus has released the Third Health Plan 2011-2020 (HP2020), announcing “the extension of healthy life expectancy and the promotion of health equity” as its overarching goal. Espousing a broad approach to the definition of health, the Health Plan particularly focuses on self-management of health and the basic right to health as its key concepts. The main objectives involved in realizing the goal of the Health Plan are defined on the basis of the decisive factors of health, and include the dissemination of healthy living practices, a preventive approach to diseases, the reinforcement of safety and environmental regulations, health management measures specific to demographic cohorts, and the expansion and effective management of the health infrastructure.