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1 Promoting health of younger employees - How working life can contribute to improved youth health Dr. Gregor Breucker BKK Federal Association / Germany Conference on the Health of Young People 10 July 2009, Brussels

2 burden of chronic diseases, social inequalities and demographic change – the challenges

3 Health at Work: what is the problem? Back Mind Heart

4 the challenges stressful psycho-social living and working conditions a culture of unhealthy lifestyles increasing social health inequalities

5 How can working life contribute to improved youth health? promoting workplace health and high quality work all the way through life supporting healthier lifestyles of younger employees as part of their employability offering high-quality vocational training and continuously supporting the improvement of (individual) employability through life-long learning and work organisation partnerships with labour market institutions to prevent youth unemployment partnerships with the education sector to integrate health into standard education policies and practices

6 WHP – drivers of workplace health for all a partnership value-based corporate culture respective management policies and practices continuous improvement processes health as a driver of business excellence high quality work

7 employee participation the ingredients of a healthy organisation simply good management practices based on a spirit of partnership a business culture which values health

8 promoting health of younger employees Involvement in programme planning improving employability comprehensively respecting special needs of younger migrant employees health relevant services which matter offering a high- involvement culture at work following a life- course approach develop partnerships with other stakeholders (education sector) ensuring a high- quality vocational training supporting the less- qualified & preventing precarious work

9 Internet : Network contact / Secretariat: Dr. Gregor Breucker BKK Bundesverband Essen / Germany Contact information


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