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432 Culture and Healthcare Stations by 2020: The CIP Reached Its Long-term Care 2.0 Goals

  • 更新時間:2020/08/26 15:16:31

Pursuant to Chapter 6 of the Second Decade of the Long-term Care Plan (Long-term Care 2.0) announced by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) has established 432 culture and healthcare stations in indigenous reserves and urban indigenous communities as of 2020, up 156% from the 169 stations in 2017 . A total of 1,140 locals have been recruited and trained to provide care services to more than 13,500 indigenous senior citizens. The project created abundant job opportunities for indigenous communities and encouraged indigenous youth to return to their hometowns for employment. According to a CIP estimate, one out of every four senior citizens receives regular care services from a culture and healthcare station. Indeed, these stations have become the center of local citizens’ everyday lives and a place for them to gather and enjoy one another’s company.   

According to the original Long-term Care 2.0 plan, the CIP’s goal was to establish 380 culture and healthcare stations by 2020. However, in view of the increasing demand for care services in indigenous reserves and urban indigenous communities, the CIP has increased the project budget to NT$ 1,065,864,600.   

So far this year, 119 culture and healthcare stations have been approved after a preliminary review by local governments, a secondary review by the CIP, and a final on-site review, bringing the total number of stations to 432 (367 in traditional indigenous communities and 65 in urban areas). These stations offer accessible, ongoing, professional care services to indigenous elders in a way that is respectful of their culture, creating a safe and friendly environment and a “second home” for elders to enable them to live their lives to the fullest.

Contact: Wang Tzu-chun (officer)

Telephone: (02) 8995-3219