The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
The Association was founded in 1936. In the past, the Association served and nurtured street children with no formal schooling. Through learning to read and write, participate in games and sports, acquiring material support and job skills, these children were able to develop their interests, potentials and become contributing citizens. Through years of development, Hong Kong has become much more affluent economically and socially. Conditions facing our younger generations have changed, and yet the Association’s mission to serve and promote the well being of children and youth stays as core of her service development.
In the past almost eight decades, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong has been striving for the well being of children and youth in the territory. I would like to congratulate The Chinese University of Hong Kong for its exciting launching of the BSc in Community Health Practice programme. It is an excellent education opportunity for the youth who want to pursue a career in the community health service sector. We are confident that our young people who aspire to serve the community will be able to develop their full potential under the guidance of established public health professionals and dedicated scholars of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care. We very much look forward to join hands with the graduates to foster a healthy environment for the next generation.
The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health was established in 1987 to protect and improve the health of the community by: 1) informing and educating the public on smoking and health matters; 2) conducting or commissioning research on the harm caused by tobacco dependence; and 3) advising Government, community health organizations or any public body on matters relating to smoking and health.
Congratulations to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for successfully launching the new BSc in Community Health Practice. Public health issues, including tobacco control and smoking problem have been the focus of the community for long. Governments of different countries also join hands to safeguard the health of public. Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has put tremendous efforts on tobacco control works and has raised public awareness on smoking hazards and smoking cessation since its establishment in 1987. Riding on its close connection with multiple public health education and research institutes around the world, we are confident that The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of CUHK will nurture community health practitioners with global vision and devotion to local communities.
The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitationt
The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (HKSR) is a government recognized charitable organization established in 1959. Since her inception, HKSR has provided various responsive and quality rehabilitation services for people with disability, chronic illness or problem of ageing. In the year of 2011-12, HKSR had provided over 1,200,000 units of services in Accessible Transport and Travel, Rehabilitation & Long Term Care.
In the 21st century, the ability to integrate people with morbidities into the main stream society is a major indicator of the level of development of metropolises. In response to this trend, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation has been providing rehabilitation services to empower people with special needs through a community-based approach since its establishment in 1959. The extensive collaboration between the community health service sector and The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will certainly provide students of the BSc in Community Health Practice programme with valuable opportunities to understand the characteristics of different communities. We look forward to building an inclusive society together with graduates of the programme.
The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Established in 1870, the Tung Wah Hospital (the group's pioneering operation) is widely recognized as the first hospital in China having adopted western hospital mode in providing Chinese medicine services. From the early development of Hong Kong until today, Tung Wah's medical and health, education and community services have developed rapidly to fulfill the needs of the society. Today, as the largest charitable organization in Hong Kong, Tung Wah operates over 260 services centres with staff strength of over 10,000 members.
In the late 19th century, when the Tung Wah Hospital was established, health facilities in the community were insufficient. After more than a hundred years of endeavour by the professional and academic community, Hong Kong now prides herself on her advanced public health infrastructure. The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the first institution in Hong Kong providing comprehensive education, training, consultation, and research in public health and primary care. On behalf of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, may I express my heartfelt congratulations to the launch of the BSc in Community Health Practice programme which will certainly bring the profession of public health and primary care to a new era.
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