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Singapore Population Health Conversation & Workshop

An effective population health strategy encompasses all life stages and requires the collaborative efforts of providers across both the health and social domains.

SingHealth co-organised the second Singapore Population Health Conversation & Workshop with NHG and NUHS, an annual event that brings together healthcare professionals, social care practitioners, researchers and policymakers to learn and exchange best practices on population health improvement. 

More than 700 participants attended the event themed "Life Stages in Population Health", graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary for Health.

The co-organisers express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the speakers for sharing their invaluable insights.

Click here for the event photos. 

Presentation Slides

Shared with permission from the speakers


Plenary Speech

Planning for Population Health: My Learning Experiences So Far

Prof Philip Choo, Group CEO, National Healthcare Group 

Development of Population Health Initiatives in the 3 Regional Health Systems

Eastern Region
  • Dr Edwin Low, Group Director, SingHealth Regional Health System
  • Ms Chan Su Yee, CEO, NTUC Health

Central Region
  • Dr Wong Kirk Chuan, COO, Population Health, National Healthcare Group
  • Dr Ng Wai Chong, Chief, Clinical Affairs, Tsao Foundation
Western Region
  • Ms Tan Wei Wei, Director, Community Health, RHS Planning Office, NUHS
  • Mr Sanjiv Singh, Senior Centre Manager, Lions Befrienders


Theme 1: End chronic disease where it begins – Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Social Determinants of Childhood Obesity

Prof Paulin Tay Straughan, Dean of Students, Singapore Management University

Family based interventions for childhood obesity: Research insights

Dr Elaine Chew, Consultant, Adolescent Medicine Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital


Theme 2: Mental Wellbeing for all - treatment, support & recovery in Anxiety and Depression

Loneliness: A Population Health Concern?

Dr Chermain Wong, Senior Clinical Psychologist & Deputy Head, Mood Disorders Unit,  Institute of Mental Health

Rehabilitation for Depression and Anxiety

Dr Arthur Chern, Group CEO, St Andrew's Mission Hospital & Singapore Anglican Community Services


Theme 3:  Our Ageing Population:  Frailty as a cornerstone of health and social care

Frailty and Resilience in Community Dwelling Older People: The Current Evidence

A/Prof Reshma A Merchant, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine, National University Health System

On The Front Line: Frailty Screening and Management in Primary Care

Dr Richard Hui, Consultant Family Physician and Head, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic

Frailty Meets Strength in the Community

Dr Wong Sweet Fun, Clinical Director, Population Health & Community Transformation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital & Yishun Health, National Healthcare Group

Scaling up Frailty Prevention Programmes – Challenges and Way Forward

Ms Jolene Choo, Accredited Nutritionist, Fei Yue Community Services (Community Mental Health Department)