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Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion
The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 
 
Health Resources
Books and health education resources
Throughout the years, the Centre has published different kinds of books, teaching materials, and guidelines regarding Health Promoting School and healthy living style.

Books︰

  • The Healthy Settings Approach in Hong Kong: Sustainable Development for Population Health is the second book in the Healthy Settings Series, which focuses on the upstream, midstream, and downstream approaches for improving population health and reducing health inequity in various settings and contexts. The author uses real life experiences from different countries, with a focus on Hong Kong, and discusses many initiatives that have been enacted. For preview and order online:
    https://www.cityu.edu.hk/upress/the-healthy-settings-approach-in-hong-kong

  • The Healthy Settings Approach in Hong Kong: Sustainable Development for Population Health
  • Leading Healthy and Thriving Schools in Hong Kong: Theory and Practice is the first book in the Healthy Settings Series, which focuses on the upstream, midstream, and downstream approaches for improving population health and reducing health inequity in various settings and contexts. This book, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, establishes the kind of leadership a health-promoting school needs to be successful. It explains the steps school leaders should take to promote health, beginning with an explanation of the link between health and education and then moving into a discussion of how schools can be transformed and what sort of leaders are required for such a transformation. These changes can be applied in individual classrooms and schools as well as more broadly across whole education systems. For preview and order online:
    https://www.cityu.edu.hk/upress/leading-healthy-and-thriving-schools-in-hong-kong-theory-and-practice
    See book review from HKRB

  • Leading Healthy and Thriving Schools in Hong Kong: Theory and Practice

    Discounted health teaching materials

    “Colourful and Bright Fruit and Vegetable Picture Card”40% Off

    It is a package of colourful and delicate picture cards edited by the dietitians and nutritionists from the Centre. You can use this ready-to-use education material to teach about the nutritional values of common fruits and vegetables available in Hong Kong. Through reading, children and adolescents will not only acquire knowledge of food, but will also foster the healthy eating habit of consuming plenty amount of fruits and vegetables. Fruit and Vegetable Picture card
    • One package contains 70 colourful picture cards of common fruits and vegetables available in Hong Kong (in A4 size).
    • Each card includes the Chinese and English name and the Chinese Phonetic Alphabet of a specific kind of fruit and vegetable.
    • It also provides detailed information such as nutritional values, places of production, practical tips for purchase and storage of the fruit or vegetable.

    Download the ordering form (in Chinese)

     

    “Book of Health (Series 1): Hygiene & You”40% Off

    This first series “Book of Health – Hygiene & You” consists of five storybooks, which describe how children may be threatened by infectious diseases in daily life. The books also demonstrate the correct hygiene practices and teach children their responsibilities in maintaining health. Young readers are able to gain these knowledge and skills through reading these interesting stories with their parents. In addition, teachers or parents can also guide their students through the reading, and use the questions on the last page of each storybook to help children reflecting their health practice and attitude, and to provide them with plenty of chances to put health behaviours into practice. This will certainly help the children becoming responsible, independent and healthy persons, who are capable to face the threat of health risks. Hygiene & You

    “Book of Health (Series 2): Communication and Relationships”40% Off

    This series of stories in the Book of Health describe the peer and family pressures or challenges faced by kids today. It will surely become one of the healthy supplementary reading materials for kids, in which readers will learn more about the acceptance, presentation and communication skills. With the care and guidance from parents and teachers, kids will become healthy, enthusiastic, kind and confident adults in the future. Communication and Relationships

    “Book of Health (Series 3): You Are What You Eat”40% Off

    “You Are What You Eat” is one of the elaborate series of “Book of Health”, which provides the parent sand teachers with a friendly tool to equip children with the knowledge and skills on healthy eating. Linking up nutrition education with planting becomes one of the key features of the series. Five stories happened in schools deliver five core messages about healthy eating: (1) no picky eating; (2) healthy snacking; (3) benefits of eating fruits and vegetables; (4) proper weight control; and (5) food safety and making wise choices. Through reading, children will not only acquire knowledge of healthy eating, but will also foster the attitudes of treasuring food and maintaining a balanced diet, as well as the motivation of applying the knowledge and attitudes into practice. You Are What You Eat

    Download the ordering form of “Book of Health” (in Chinese)


    Guide for Primary Care Practitioner

    “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Hong Kong: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioner”

    It is a handy and easy-to-read pocket guide for family physicians and primary care practitioners on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which has been one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. This guide not only illustrates the pharmacological treatments of COPD, but also provides practical and instant information for health care professionals to retrieve quick, concise, valid and evidence-based reference on the characteristics and management of COPD. Life management skills, lifestyle redesign, and support for people with COPD are also discussed. COPD

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