Why We Need to Be Active Participants in Personalised Health to Maximise Its Benefits
The biggest investment in your lifetime isn't financial. It's behavioural.
Our current approach to healthcare is unsustainable, partly because people are largely detached from decision-making. We tend to receive prescribed solutions that we don't have a hand in creating.
To deliver the right interventions, to the right people, at the right time, we not only have to understand our unique health needs and options— we have to be willing to become our own force for change.
So what steps will you need to take to maximise the benefits of personalised health in your future?
In this episode, host Tony Estrella and guest experts Janice Chia and Kaakpema "KP" Yelpaala explore what individuals and health systems can do to empower people to become participants in their health, rather than simply "patients."
The goal? To have more good health years than bad health years.
Guest Speakers in this Episode
Influenced by the changing needs of her elders, Janice was inspired to start Ageing Asia to drive and nurture opportunities and the development of innovation and solutions that address the evolving needs of the rising ageing population in the region. Having accumulated a vast experience from visiting over 423 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries since starting her practice in 2009, Janice has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. She has also been quoted regularly in the media, such as the BBC, on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing. Janice has also launched several industry initiatives, including, ASPIRE55 Singapore – Asia’s first virtual retirement village, a wellbeing community that offers a combination of social, health and care services, but enables members to continue living in their existing homes.
Kaakpema "KP" Yelpaala is the CEO & Co-Founder of InOn Health. Kaakpema, who goes by “KP,” is an entrepreneur and public health practitioner with a deep understanding of health systems and 20 years of experience working across the public and private sectors in the United States, East and West Africa, and the Caribbean. Prior to co-founding InOn Health in 2018, KP founded access.mobile International, where he is the Chairman of the organization. access.mobile is a global digital health holding company that develops solutions to improve access to health information and services through mobile engagement. The company, which has implemented programs in 13 African countries, is currently working in several countries in southern Africa. KP served as one of the early employees of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and in early 2021, he was appointed by Governor Jared Polis to serve on the Colorado eHealth Commission. He is digital health equity lead for the commission. KP also serves on the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council.