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Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project



 


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    • The population in Hong Kong is ageing, and the number of older people with chronic conditions will continue to grow. In this relation, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust ("The Trust") has adopted a proactive approach to strengthen the healthcare support for senior citizens.
    • The Trust has earmarked $138 million to carry out a three-year "Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project" ("Jockey Club eHealth Project"),which adopts an innovative approach to promote preventive healthcare among the elderly and empowers them in health management.
    • The Jockey Club eHealth Project is the first territory-wide elderly care support project which integrates health management technology, community care and professional support.


Objectives

    1. To apply eHealth solutions to empower individuals in health management
    2. To promote elderly centres as the first point of contact for detecting and addressing the health and social needs of the elderly
    3. To pilot eHealth technology to improve quality of life for the elderly and analyse the health characteristics and patterns of the elderly through big data analytics.

The Jockey Club eHealth Project will be implemented in phases over a three-year period from 2016 to 2019.

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Project Partners

    • CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
    • Senior Citizen Home Safety Association


Participating Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

    • Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited
    • Caritas Hong Kong Services for the Elderly
    • Haven of Hope Christian Service
    • HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre
    • Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
    • Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service
    • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
    • Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association
    • Jockey Club CADENZA Hub
    • Pok Oi Hospital
    • Sik Sik Yuen
    • St. James’ Settlement
    • South Kwai Chung Social Service
    • The Chinese Rhenish Church HK Synod
    • The Hong Kong Society for the Aged
    • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
    • Yan Chai Hospital Social Services Department

 

The 17 NGOs cover a total of 80 elderly centres from 18 districts in Hong Kong.