Every year, new leaders in the Community Care sector are invited to attend the IGNITE Leadership Programme which is delivered over 3 modules. The IGNITE Leadership Programme aims to equip participants with an overview of Singapore’s Community Care landscape, as well as the various support schemes, programmes, and services offered by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) for Community Care providers and seniors in the community.
Last year, the classroom segments were postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. After Singapore moved into Phase 3 and Covid-19 measures were eased, AIC resumed the classroom segments of IGNITE Module 2, which was held from April 15 to 16, 2021 at Maxwell Chambers.
The programme saw a total of 39 participants across 18 Community Care organisations in attendance.
Highlights of IGNITE Module 2
The programme kicked off with a sharing session on the various manpower development and talent initiatives in the Community Care sector in the short to intermediate term, and the sector manpower development roadmap and goals for the long run.
Representatives from MOH and AIC followed up with an overview of finance in Community Care to demystify policy-making considerations when it comes to healthcare financing, as well as the various financial schemes AIC provides to service providers.
Participants also gained a deeper understanding on grant applications and best practices, as well as the IT enablement strategy and the work streams to support our service providers.
The two-day programme concluded with a sharing and discussion session on key areas of quality enhancement, improvement, and innovation in the sector.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to our IGNITE Module 2 participants for your active participation throughout the two-day programme, as well as the insightful suggestions and feedback on how AIC and MOH can enhance support for the sector.
Module 3 of IGNITE Leadership Programme will be happening in July 2021. Stay tuned to mosAIC to see what our participants will be learning about next!
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