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Health-literacy Empowerment and Assessment Team (HEAT) 

About

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:

Topics:

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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.

Outreach Workshops:

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 HEAT  Trainer Workshop 
​ (April 2019) 
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Health Literacy Community Workshops for Elderly
(​June 2019)
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Health Literacy Community Workshops for Elderly
(​September 2019)

Testimonial:

 
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透過兩次「耆謀妙計至叻星」的活動,義工們以互動形式向參加者講解4個主題。讓參加者對主題內容認識及興趣有所增加,為他們帶來正面影響。如日常飲食習慣中,多關注三高與健康飲食資訊,購買食物時更留意營養。

對於不確定的網上新聞/資訊,會作出分析或與親友/其他專業人士討論,以辦清相關資訊等真偽等。另外,工作坊提醒參加者注意各種藥物的存放方法,糾正他們對此的謬誤。

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很欣賞各位用心設計「耆謀妙計至叻星」的活動內容,活動中加入不少互動環節,令參加者更能投入當中。

工作坊的內容亦很切合長者的現況及需要,期望能繼續舉辦相關活動,不但能加強長者對相關內容的認識,亦能增加與長者間的互動,建立連繫。