CU CHAMPION (Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network)
Developed in 2013, Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network (CU CHAMPION) is an inter-disciplinary outreach service team, which is also a service learning program.
Since its establishment, CU CHAMPION has organized a series of outreach activities to promote medication safety and healthy lifestyle within the campus and the community. Inter-professional Education (IPE) has been introduced to students through workshops, e-learning platform and community services. In parallel with providing health education, students can gain in-depth understanding of patients, collaborate with peers from other medical professions, and enhance their skills in communicating with different service targets.
Passion in Action
– Echoes the motto of the Faculty of Medicine: Transforming our Passion
– With passion, we take action to make a difference in other people’s life.
Champion, passion and action are the core elements of CU Champion!
The advisory committee of CU CHAMPION include Professors and Lecturers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Social Work of CUHK. The committee provides guidance and assistance on CU CHAMPION service learning program and student-led community services. They design and prepare workshop content, as well as e-learning materials for students to practice in outreach services.
Core Team consists of students from different disciplines from the Faculty of Medicine. It is made up of 4 teams: Internal, External, Resource and Research, each team has it's own specialty and responsibility to organize and execute all outreach services through-out the year. For each term, Core Team serves for 1 year from January to December.
The former group of core members was called Clerkship Teams from 2013 to 2015, which were formed by Pharmacy students who are in their final year. They were mainly responsible for the Summer Outreach services during July and August.
CU CHAMPION recruits student volunteers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Social Work to join the community outreach service every year. They carry out basic body check-up for our service targets (elders, ethnic minorities etc.) and put what they have learnt into practice. CUHK students can also be mentors in the Champ program and guide secondary school students to learn about the healthcare issues and challenges under aging population in Hong Kong. Moreover, they carry out body check-up and spread the knowledge of medication safety to elders with their mentees.
High School Students
Comprehensive Health Advocacy and Mentorship Program (Champ) aims at providing an opportunity for a group of students, who would like to pursue Faculty of Medicine programs as their tertiary education, to learn about the healthcare issues and challenges under aging population in the society through CU CHAMPION outreach services. Meanwhile, they receive training of medication safety and basic disease management which equip them to provide instant support and care for elders in family.
The healthcare professional volunteers include registered Pharmacists, Nurses and Chinese Medicine Practitioners and most of them are alumni of CUHK. They provide professional health and medication consultation for service participants.