Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Center
In spring 2011, the faculty of public health (FPH) at City University (CityU) has founded the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) center as a platform dedicated for health education and protection, and illness prevention through community-based research and knowledge dissemination and special clinics dedicated to assess health and promote healthy lifestyle and behavior
The center’s vision is to be nationally and regionally recognized as a prominent center dedicated to apply public health research findings to the daily lives of individuals and communities.
HPDP mission is to:
- Support, conduct, and evaluate community-based, high-quality research
- Develop and make events, training programs, seminars and symposium to enlighten the community on health issues and public health practices;
- Empower the populations and individuals to have a control over their health.
Overall, HPDP center aims to:
- Provide the appropriate tools and information in order to protect health and promote healthy lifestyle;
- Communicate and provide scientific knowledge to the community through practical trainings and seminars in order to reduce risks for health;
- Educate people on food safety basics to minimize food poisoning;
- Inform people on the importance of protection and preservation of the environment;
- Celebrate world health related days in order to spread awareness on each topic;
- Consolidate partnership with communities to protect lives:
- Identify local community health related needs and gaps
- Collaborate with local community experts to ameliorate human and environmental health;
- Conduct seminars to inform the community about the importance of disaster and emergency preparedness
- Create community health profiles and health surveys
- Educate the public on chronic disease prevention importance and their impact on the economy in general;
- Investigate and diagnose community health problems and hazards.