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WHM-Ageing Workplace Health Management for Older Workers

Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation, under the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007– 2009)
Coordinator – Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (PREVENT), Belgium

The general aim of the project was to develop the skills and knowledge of HR managers in the field of health management, with particular emphasis on older workers.
Specific objective: development, testing and dissemination of the training programme for professionals in the field of human resource management.

The National Center for Workplace Health Promotion was responsible for the preparation of the draft evaluation of the project and participated in the development of a literature review, a preliminary study of training needs and analysis of the proposed training program. Moreover the Polish side was responsible for marketing the project at national level.

The project aimed at the following objectives:
–  Enhancing the skills and knowledge of human resources managers regarding health management focusing on older workers. These skills and knowledge will facilitate the development of human resources management adapted to demographic change,
–  Contribution to the employability of older workers; the introduction of health management at the workplace will reduce the health problems of older workers. The health status of older workers will improve which will allow them to stay longer active and to improve their quality of life,
–  Transfering existing concepts of health management and training to different countries and to a different target group.

Project manager: Elżbieta Korzeniowska, PhD

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