Healthcare alone is not enough for good health.
A person’s lifestyle contributes 6 times more to good health than healthcare itself.
We invite social and health-minded innovators to submit their Grant proposal on mobilising communities to adopt healthier living. Successful applicants can receive grant funding of up to 75% of project costs, capped at $150,000 per year over 2 years.
Community organisations (eg. Social enterprises, Non-Profit Organisations) and organisations with prior experience conducting community-based initiatives
- The organisation must be an entity registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) or the Registry of Societies
- Interested in creating a health-related movement in the Western Region of Singapore and other sites
- Good track record of serving the community
In Singapore, lifestyle-related chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension continue to be on the rise – despite continued efforts to make quality healthcare more accessible and affordable.
In addition, the increasing stressors of navigating work, family and life have also taken a toll of Singaporeans’ mental health and well-being.
Studies* show that 60% of a person’s health is impacted by social and behavioural factors that influence overall mental well-being, compared to healthcare which factors in at only 10%.
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are preventable and avoidable chronic conditions. Genetic predisposition weighs in at 30%.
*Determinants of Health and their Contribution to Premature Deaths: Schroeder’s 40/30/20/10 “rule-of-thumb”: (NEJM, 2007)
To co-create sustainable, community-owned solutions that drive new approaches to health, and help citizens adopt habits and behaviours that prioritise health and wellness.
Singaporeans are expected to live longer but spend more time battling chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension which are preventable.
A 2021 survey* revealed that In 2020, 23.6% of Singaporeans had insufficient physical activity. Additionally, more than 50% of respondents led more sedentary lifestyles, despite recognising the importance of living a healthier lifestyle.
What is a marker of good health?
Good health goes beyond the physical. Good mental health helps to support good physical health, and the converse is true – poor mental health can lead to poor physical health and well-being.
Average Life Expectancy is a traditional measure to benchmark a population’s health, which Singapore ranked number 1 in the world for men and women in 2019. How do we maximise our ‘good’ years, which is 60% within our control?
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MOHT is a change agent-partner that facilitates and accelerates healthcare transformation. With MOH and partners, MOHT jointly designs and implements system-level solutions that better empower people to keep healthy and manage their chronic disease, and to develop a new health ecosystem that is well integrated, data-driven, and delivers value-based outcomes.