Health-literacy Empowerment and Assessment Team (HEAT)
Health-literacy Empowerment and Assessment Team (HEAT) is newly established in 2019 to train CUHK medical students in delivering health education in the community and empower health literacy among the elder population in Hong Kong.
HEAT Trainers are CUHK student volunteers from the Faculty of Medicine. They will:
attend the training sessions during March to April
organize HEAT community health outreach workshops for Community Partners during April to October
1. Three High and Healthy Diet
Currently, many Hong Kong elders have been facing the “Three Highs” problem, namely high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. Therefore, the “Three High and Healthy Diet” module in the HEAT workshop aims to promote healthy eating habits among elders in an innovative way. The workshop encompasses daily examples of food traps and a mini-game of the food pyramid using common local food as examples, thereby instilling correct nutritional knowledge among elders to combat the three highs.