Symposium for FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society
FAMILY Participation: Generating Evidence of FAMILY Health, Happiness and Harmony (3Hs) in the Community
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
24 May 2012 (Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong|
Family is the base of every society. No harmonious society can be built without loving family relationships. However, traditional family values inevitably start to change when a society becomes more economically advanced and urbanised. This is the case in today’s Hong Kong resulting in more concerns about family discord and related problems.
To help build a more harmonious society, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust invited the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong to launch a collaborative project entitled “FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society” with a HK$250 million funding.
The project is based on the premise that the traditional Chinese value of cherishing family relationships can still be adapted to modern day life and can help promote the 3Hs – Health, Happiness and Harmony – across generations.
The project comprises three key components:
We are pleased to present the “Symposium cum Training Workshop - FAMILY Participation: Generating Evidence for FAMILY Health, Happiness and Harmony (3Hs) in the Community” co-organized by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong, Family Council and Social Welfare Department.
The Symposium aims to provide an evidence-based platform for the open exchange of experience and ideas on how to develop community-based participatory campaigns and interventions to promote Family Health, Happiness and Harmony (3Hs). Over the past years, the FAMILY Project has initiated many community-based projects using public health and preventive approaches to promote societal harmony through families, improve health within families, and support families throughout the life-course.
In the Symposium, we will discuss and explore best science and best practices to achieve sustainable and cost-effective interventions to empower families.