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Engaging the Community


Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2015

Dr Angela Leung Yee-man, Assistant Professor of the School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award this year with the project “Health Literacy and Communication Training Series in Diabetes (Helico – D)”, which advocates health literacy in diabetes and enhances the relevant communication in the population.  Dr Leung and her team had employed a variety of initiatives to reach out to the public, including the Diabetic Risk Score Application (DRS App), the Health Enhancement and Pedometer-determined Ambulatory (HEPA) Programme, collaboration with community partners, and a pictorial story book with rich characteristics of the Chinese culture.  The project has benefitted a considerable number of citizens, making important impacts on the changes of health education practices, public education of risk awareness and the social support networks to patients with diabetes.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community.  This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.