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Colloquium: Are individual health emergency risk perceptions, experiences with previous disaster events, and anxiety level associated with household based health emergency preparedness in Hong Kong?

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Are individual health emergency risk perceptions, experiences with previous disaster events, and anxiety level associated with household based health emergency preparedness in Hong Kong? Other events...
Professor Chan is the Director of Centre of Global health at SPHPC and the Director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), which was established in 2011 and aims to conduct research, teaching and engage in knowledge transfer projects in public health and medical disaster and climate change response in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Prof Chanís research interests and expertise include evidence based public health medicine, disasters and humanitarian need assessments, relief evaluation, environment/climate change and health, migration, clinical trials of social interventions, Asia rural and remote community based research and programs. Professor Chan is qualified both as a biomedical engineer and a physician. She has undergone academic training at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard School of Public Health, Hong Kong University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is now a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. She served as a frontline emergency relief practitioner in mid-1990s, and later as the president for a Nobel peace prize winning medical humanitarian organization that provides emergency medical relief to victims of wars, epidemics and natural disasters (Medecins Sans Frontieres Hong Kong). She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed academic articles in international journals.

Hong Kong, an urban Chinese community, is facing increasingly large scale emergency crises related to the adverse health impacts of climate change, air pollution and infectious diseases. This study investigated whether individual health emergency risk perception, experiences with previous disaster events and anxiety level was associated with household based health preparedness for community emergencies in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional, population-based survey study was conducted among non-institutionalized Cantonese-speaking population aged over 15 years in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014. The presentation will provide an overview of what we learnt from these studies regarding urban community household based disaster preparedness and their associated sociodemographic predictors.
Speaker(s) Professor Emily Chan
Location The University of Western Australia, Simmonds Lecture Theatre, G01, General Purpose Building 3
Contact David Badcock <[email protected]> : 64883267
Start Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00
End Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00
Submitted by Admin Psy <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:25
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