香港社區健康學院 Hong Kong College of Community Health Practitioners
Building Professional Capacity of Community Health Practitioners and Contributing to Smart Community Healthcare
The objects of the College
To advance the art and science of the practice of community health.
To enhance and improve the quality of community health care.
To promote and maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct among practitioners in community health.
To promote professional training, continuing education and health care research in community health.
To establish local and international recognition of the College as a professional body in community health practice.
To hold meetings, conferences, and social functions for the benefits of the practitioners in community health.
Directions of the College
Academic - scholarly activities to build professional status and brand of HKCCHP
Community - induction of healthy lifestyle and improving wellness of people
Professional - specialty development and personal advancement of College members
This is important to HKCCHP - Community health workers delivering primary health care
The second resolution recognizes the contribution made by community health workers to achieving universal health coverage, responding to health emergencies, and promoting healthier populations. It urges countries and partners to use WHO’s guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programme, and to allocate adequate resources. At the same time, the WHO Secretariat is requested to collect and evaluate data, monitor implementation of the guideline, and provide support to Member States.
Community health workers have a key role to play in delivering primary health care – they speak local languages and have the trust of local people. They need to be well trained, effectively supervised, and properly recognized for the work they do, as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Investing in community healthworkers generates important employment opportunities, especially for women. https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/22-05-2019-world-health-assembly-72-update?fbclid=IwAR19VcKDiXwYvtb7Hy1sgC5wnCZUTsHN0GXugfeHVRTgF9nNx6WwCMDGUW4
This is an exciting development in community health. Now Community Health Practitioners are formally recognised.
The Operator of Kwai Tsing District Health Centre, the Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association is currently recruiting different levels of health practitioners.
One of the new approach is to provide opportunity for graduates (degree or associate degree) of health related studies such as public health and community health practice, general health study to be engaged as Community Health Practitioners to support the nurses and allied heath professionals in case management.
Please refer to post 7 and post 8 in the advertisement.
Closing date: 10 June 2019.