|Mr Chuma Ben Ian Brown|
|Bachelor of Arts (Human and Social Studies) Community Development. Bachelor of Arts Honours in Social Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS. BA honours in development studies – current|
|Education Training and Counselling|
|SANS 16001:2013 – South African National Standard for Wellness and Disease Management Systems (including HIV, TB and non-occupational diseases) – requirements|
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|Chuma Brown is a development practitioner with a passion to assist individuals to achieve healthy lifestyle through the practice of facilitating gender and cultural sensitive HIV, AIDS and wellness education, and promoting the psycho-social wellbeing of the communities. He delights in seeing individuals and organizations changing for the better.
Chuma received his BA Degree in Community Development from UNISA in 2010 and later completed his BA Honours in Social Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS at UNISA in 2013. His academic interests are broad, with main focus on HIV, AIDS and Wellness Peer Education, Community development HIV, AIDS and Wellness Support, Wellness and Disease Management Systems, Primary Health Care and Sustainable Development. He specialises in training to implement and evaluate HIV, AIDS and Wellness programmes and policies in the workplace and facilitating behaviour change within the HIV, AIDS and Wellness context.
Chuma is a member of National Committee SABS TC 201, Wellness and disease management systems (including HIV, TB and non-occupational diseases),
Mr. Brown is a member of Bedfordview Toastmaster International; he is a competent Communicator and was the winner of 2009 Southern African Humorous Contest.
South African National Standard – Wellness and disease management systems (including HIV and TB). Published by the South African Bureau of Standards in March 2013. This standard was developed to assist, encourage and support organizations to implement minimum standards and act as a benchmark for a wellness and disease management system (WDMS) with a philosophy of continual improvement to work towards best practice. The focus of the standard is non-occupationally induced illnesses which historically have been managed as a ‘nice to have’ not a business imperative. With research clearly demonstrating that the vast majority of absenteeism arises from non-work related illnesses and injuries, SANS 16001 helps to reduce this risk by implementing a business process based on the APIME cycle: Assess, Plan, Implement, Monitor and Evaluate. Most wellness programmes commence at the implementation phase without the risk assessment and setting of outcomes and indicators to measure success.
|When business and health collide. Wellness and disease – the opposite sides of the same coin. Sick absenteeism and lowered productivity require effective management. Proactive employee wellness now a business imperative in a fast changing competitive environment. Many wellness programmes are activity based rather than outcomes based with low return on investment and minimal monitoring and evaluation. SANS 16001 is process based utilising the APIME cycle (Assess, Plan, Implement, Monitor and Evaluate). A management system standard which can be integrated with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.|
|Learning Objective 1|
|Demonstrate a specific skill to ensure that employees are healthy, happy , contented and engaged|
|Learning Objective 2|
|Develop the skills and capacity of the program structures, including wellness committee, managers, peer educators, clinic staff, first aiders and health and safety representatives.|
|Learning Objective 3|
|Create a specific process APIME for Wellness and Disease Management in the workplace|
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