The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) was officially launched on 20 August 2014 with the generous donation of HK$271 million from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, which also covered its operation cost for the first five years.
Housed in and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, HKJCDPRI is a 5 year project funded by HKJC aiming to build a prepared community in Hong Kong to respond to disasters. HKJCDPRI is based at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and partners with the Collaboration Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Harvard University and the University of Hong Kong. With our academic and community partners, we provide comprehensive training, research, policy exchange and platform to enhance resilience in the community. We believe in the blended learning approach, with e-learning, face to face, simulation training and field based complex exercises. We focus on the need for competencies on knowledge, skills as well as attitude to reduce disaster loss and suffering. Join us in our training and exchange activities to build a community of practice in disaster preparedness and response.
The Hong Kong College of Community Medicine was incorporated in October 1991 with the following objectives:
1. to enhance and improve the quality of health care in Hong Kong
2. to promote a high standard of professional ethics and conduct among practitioners in community medicine;
3. to provide medical professional training, continuing medical education in community medicine; and
4. to act as an advisory body in community medicine.
The College has been striving for the mission of promoting the health of the population of Hong Kong through :
1. advocating the principles and practice of community medicine;
2. organizing specialist education and training;
3. promoting research in the discipline;
4. contributing expertise to the setting of health policies; and
5. providing expert advice to the public in disease prevention and health promotion.