The Ministry of Health and Welfare 보건복지부 said Wednesday that it would launch a pilot program, developed by Korea Health Promotion Institute 한국건강증진개발원 (KHPI), for infants and teenagers regarding the health benefits of oriental medicines.
Local health center officials and doctors plan to visit the schools to conduct health checkup and health education with oriental medicine.
The ministry has selected 18 health centers to participate in the pilot project from September to October.
The program for infants consists of ascetic gymnastics and oriental medicine experience as well as healthcare education for the children of parents.
The teenager program provides students with smartphone and Internet dependence prevention and mental healthcare education while providing health information to parents.
Participating centers and doctors in the pilot project will receive materials such as health education PPT, growth gymnastics and health acupressure videos, health newsletters, and information developed by the Institute.
“We hope this pilot project will help children and teenagers grow healthy and manage their lifestyles,” an official at the institute said.
After receiving operation and evaluation details of the pilot project, the ministry will expand the project to public health centers nationwide.
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