Officiating guests (from left) Professor Roland Chin, Dr Cheung Wai-lun, Professor John Leong, Mr Anthony Chow, Dr Constance Chan, Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Mr Brian Lo, Professor James Tang, Professor Lyu Aiping, and Professor Bian Zhaoxiang officially open the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre”


主禮嘉賓(左起) 錢大康教授、張偉麟醫生、梁智仁教授、周永健先生、陳漢儀醫生、鄭恩基先生、盧世雄先生、鄧特抗教授、呂愛平教授和卞兆祥教授為「香港浸會大學─賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」主持開幕儀式

Dr Constance Chan (centre), Mr Anthony Chow (left) and Mr Cheng Yan-kee launch the “Jockey Club ‘Embrace Health’ Chinese Medicine Programme” at the ceremony


陳漢儀醫生(中)、周永健先生(左)與鄭恩基先生為賽馬會「擁抱健康」中醫計劃主持啟動儀式

(From right) Professor Bian Zhaoxiang demonstrates how to use traditional Chinese steelyard scale to weigh herbs to Mr Anthony Chow, Mr Cheng Yan-kee and Dr Constance Chan


(右起)卞兆祥教授向周永健先生、鄭恩基先生和陳漢儀醫生示範使用傳統工具稱量中藥

Date: 12 Jul 2018 (Thursday)

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HKBU receives funding from HKJC to set up territory’s first Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre

浸大獲香港賽馬會撥款 成立全港首間中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心

To address the challenges caused by an aging population and the continuously rising number of chronic disease patients, the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) established the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” and launched a five-year “Jockey Club ‘Embrace Health’ Chinese Medicine Programme” with the generous donation of over HK$90 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Centre is the first Chinese medicine health service centre in Hong Kong founded on the core concepts of Chinese medicine disease prevention and body constitution, with the aim of “preventing diseases from occurring, worsening and relapsing” by providing comprehensive Chinese medicine healthcare services to enhance public health. 
 
The HKBU-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre is now in full operation and officially opened today (12 July). Officiating at today’s opening ceremony were Dr Constance Chan, Director of Health, HKSAR Government; Mr Brian Lo, Deputy Secretary for Education (Further and Higher Education Branch), HKSAR Government; Mr Anthony Chow, Deputy Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Professor James Tang, Secretary-General, Secretariat, University Grants Committee; Professor John Leong, Chairman, Hospital Authority; Dr Cheung Wai-lun, Project Director, Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office; Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and the Court, HKBU; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU; Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), HKBU; and Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.
 
In her speech, Dr Constance Chan said Chinese medicine is an important component of the traditional Chinese culture. It also plays a crucial role in the overall healthcare system in Hong Kong. She believes that this project undertaken by HKBU will provide better quality and standardised Chinese medicine health management service for the community.
 
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Anthony Chow said the Club was delighted to support the establishment of the Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre. “The Club and HKBU have established a productive partnership for promoting the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. Early in 1998, we supported the establishment of the Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building." 
 
In his welcoming remarks, Mr Cheng Yan-kee said the HKBU-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre is more than a traditional Chinese medicine clinic in various aspects. By extending from treating diseases to preventing diseases, the Centre marks a crucial milestone of the development and innovation of Chinese medicine service in Hong Kong. Mr Cheng added that the Centre is founded on the core concept of disease prevention and body constitution healthcare in Chinese medicine. It provides quality medical and healthcare services with modern Chinese medicine technology and methods, along with comprehensive public education on practical health management knowledge, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life in the general public.
 
Delivering his vote of thanks, Professor Roland Chin expressed his gratitude to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, government departments and various organisations for their trust and support to HKBU which enabled the successful establishment of the Centre. He said that “health and drug discovery” is one of the focused areas emphasised in the University’s 10-year strategic plan. The new era of development in Chinese medicine at HKBU is moving towards a scientific, standardised and global approach while big data analysis is also systematically applied to promote the development of evidence-based Chinese medicine. 
 
The Centre comprises consultation rooms for chronic diseases, health assessment rooms for body constitution and treatment rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It also offers a comprehensive innovative Chinese medicine platform for health management which provides health education, health assessment, preventive healthcare service and cloud health management. Personalised Chinese medicine preventive healthcare services and scientific Chinese medicine health assessment methods with modern and advanced apparatus are used to assess and analyse users’ health status. 
  
The Centre also launched a new initiative today – the “Embrace Health” mobile app. Through the app, users will be able to acquire Chinese medicine health knowledge and learn more about the different types of body constitution. Users can download the apps at: https://embracehealth.org.hk/app_download.php (Currently for Android users only. iOS users please visit the website for the same functions: https://embracehealth.org.hk). 
 
To commemorate the Centre’s opening, an array of activities are currently held with the theme “HKBU Wellness Month”. For details, please visit: https://embracehealth.org.hk/.  

為應對人口持續老化和慢性疾病患者數量不斷上升帶來的挑戰,香港浸會大學中醫藥學院喜獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金慷慨撥款逾港幣9,000萬元,攜手成立「香港浸會大學─賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」,並推出為期五年的賽馬會「擁抱健康」中醫計劃。該中心是本港首間以中醫學疾病預防和體質養生理論為核心理念、以「未病防病,已病防變,病癒防復」為目標的健康服務機構,設有多元化的中醫診療服務,以期提升市民大眾的健康。
 
「香港浸會大學─賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」已正式投入服務,並於今日(7月12日)舉行開幕典禮,邀得衞生署署長陳漢儀醫生、教育局副秘書長(延續及高等教育科)盧世雄先生、香港賽馬會副主席周永健先生、大學教育資助委員會秘書長鄧特抗教授、醫院管理局主席梁智仁教授、中醫醫院發展計劃辦事處總監張偉麟醫生、香港浸會大學校董會暨諮議會主席鄭恩基先生、校長錢大康教授、協理副校長(中醫藥發展)卞兆祥教授和中醫藥學院院長呂愛平教授聯合主禮。
 
陳漢儀醫生致辭時表示,中醫藥是中華文化一個重要的部分,傳統中醫藥在香港的醫療體系中,一直擔當重要的角色。她相信浸會大學這一項目,將會為市民提供更高水準、規範化的中醫健康管理服務。
 
周永健先生致辭時表示馬會很高興支持浸大成立「賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」。他說:「馬會與浸大在推廣本港中醫藥發展方面合作無間,早於1998年,馬會捐助浸大成立全港首座,集中醫藥教學、研究及在職培訓的『香港浸會大學賽馬會中醫藥學院大樓』。」
 
鄭恩基主席致歡迎辭時表示,中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心與傳統中醫藥診所大有不同,從治病伸延到防病,是香港中醫服務的進步和創新。他表示,中心根據中醫疾病預防及體質養生的概念,運用現代的中醫學方法,為公眾提供優質的醫療和保健服務,以及推行中醫藥知識的公眾教育,為市民提供預防疾病、管理慢病的知識和方法,以提升市民的生活質量。
 
錢大康教授致謝辭時感謝香港賽馬會慈善信託基金、政府部門和不少機構對浸大的信任和支持,讓中心得以順利成立。他表示,「健康和藥物研發」是浸大十年策略發展計劃的其中一個重點領域,而新一代的浸大中醫,已經邁向科學化、規範化和國際化,甚至利用大數據分析,有系統地推動中醫循證醫學的發展。
 
「香港浸會大學─賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」設有體質調理室、慢病管理室、評估室和調理室,為市民提供優質、規範化的中醫健康管理服務,並建立了一個集健康教育、檢測評估、預防調理和雲端管理於一體的綜合性創新中醫健康管理平台,採用個人化的中醫疾病預防調理和科學化的中醫檢測評估方法,又配備現代化的中醫檢測設備「中醫四診儀」,詳細了解和分析使用人士的健康狀況。 
 
中心特別設計的「擁抱健康」手機應用程式亦於今日推出,市民可利用該程式建立的網上個人化健康資訊平台,了解中醫健康知識和認識自己的中醫體質類型,以及記錄運動和心率等健康數據。市民可於https://embracehealth.org.hk/app_download.php下載該程式(暫只限Android手機用戶,iOS手機用戶可用手機前往網站,使用相同功能)。
 
為慶祝中心隆重開幕,中心現正舉辦一系列「養生月」慶祝活動和優惠,詳情可瀏覽網頁:https://embracehealth.org.hk/。