2020 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation
About the Award
HAPI is an award program designed to recognize and amplify innovative policies, programs, services, and products that address the challenges facing aging societies.
This prize is an initiative of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), carried out under the auspices of the Japanese government’s Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN). The selection of awardees was carried out by an international committee of experts.
The first recipients of the award were presented at an online event on July 31, 2020. Watch the winners’ s videos below and read more about these and other innovations in the Innovative Cases section of this website. Click here to view the announcement on ERIA’s website.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
2020 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
Technology & Innovation
FOUNDATION FOR OLDER PERSON’S DEVELOPMENT (FOPDEV) | Thailand
Buddy HomeCare: Community-Based Healthcare Management and Monitoring System
Buddy HomeCare has developed a mobile app–based system for healthcare management and monitoring, including health screenings, individual healthcare program design, and follow-up. This technology serves as the key tool in a program that provides impoverished youth with training to be caregivers, while also providing older people with cost-effective, high-quality homecare services.
HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL IN VIETNAM | Vietnam
The Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) Development Model
Since 2006, HelpAge International in Vietnam and local partners have piloted the ground-breaking Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model—community-based organizations that promote healthy longevity through a range of inter-generational activities. The ISHCs now number nearly 3,000 nationwide and have become the largest care providers in the country.
KOMAGANE CITY | Japan
Preventing Stroke Recurrence through a Hospital–Local Government Partnership to Support Patient Self-Management
The city of Komagane partnered with the Showa Inan General Hospital on an initiative to help stroke patients better manage their health to prevent recurrence. Skilled professionals work with patients and their families at the hospital, engaging them in setting and managing their own health goals, providing an app to monitor their daily condition, and consulting with them for the first year following discharge.
2020 SECOND PRIZE WINNERS
STRONG Model Program
The Housing Complex as One Big Family / grundtvig.inc
forOldy Grandpa and Grandma Shop
Indonesia Elderly Friendly Community Program
KB Good Memory School: A Senior Center–Based Dementia Prevention Program
SmartPeep AI Elderly-Sitter System
Bright Eyes Program for Older People in Vietnam