22 Oct '11, 2am

HPB launches "health network"

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Health Promotion Board (HPB) is initiating a sweeping social movement by tapping on something as simple as the personal networks of people from all walks of life to spread the "stay healthy" message. The initiative was launched at this year's National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign (NHLC) on Saturday, which was kicked off by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at the Sengkang Community Club. It will see HPB roping in by 2015, about 10,000 advocates of healthy living as part of its new Health Ambassador Network. Made up of youths, young adults, parents and seniors, these ambassadors will be trained and equipped with knowledge on how to live healthily. Using a peer mentoring approach, they will then share healthy lifestyle tips with their family, friends, peers, neighbours and colleagues. HPB said the Health Ambassador Network will also serve as a proactiv...

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