Injury and poisoning poses a major threat to health and well
being in the modern society. Children, in particular, bear the
heavy burden of injury and poisoning in terms of mortality and
morbidity. It is believed that injury is preventable through the
effort of multi-disciplinary prevention education, programme evaluation
and scientific research. An injury prevention programme, which
was initiated in England and aims at providing children with the
knowledge that enables them to minimize injury, provide basic
life support skills and reduce environmental risk factors of injury,
was introduced to Hong Kong in 2000.
The programme would help to develop the skills of self-management
for students and independent thinking. As the programme is school
based with active participation from staff and students, it helps
to strengthen school-based management. The school-hospital cooperation
feature in the programme is built on the belief that health education
on injury prevention should be more than just about knowledge,
but also changing attitude and adopting safe behavior.
Dr. Chun Bong Chow, the Principal Investigator, is a Consultant
Paediatrician at the Department of Paediatrics, Princess Margaret
Hospital, Hong Kong; and Chairman of Hong Kong Childhood Injury
Prevention and Research Association (CIPRA).
Prof. Albert Lee, the Co-project leader of IPPS, is the Director
of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of
Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor of Family
Medicine at the Department of Community and Family Medicine; and
the Executive Committee Member of CIPRA.
Dr. Charles C. Chan, is an Associate Professor at the APSS, HKPU;
Convenor of the Network for Health & Welfare Studies of the
APSS, HKPU, and the Honorary Secretary of CIPRA.
Prof. Jack C. Y. Cheng, is the Pro-Vice-Chancellors and University
Dean of Students, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chair Professor
at the Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, the Chinese
University of Hong Kong and the Vice-chairman/Clinical coordinator
Dr. Wai Lun Cheung, is a Cluster Chief Executive of the Hospital
Authority New Territories West Cluster; and an Executive Committee
Member of CIPRA.
Prof. Yip Din-yan, is an Associate Professor at the Department
of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese
University of Hong Kong; and the Executive Committee Member of