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Publications & Resources

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Publications & Resources

This page lists all of HKJCDPRI’s or our collaborating partners’ researches and publications, also including research pieces HKJCDPRI find interesting.

All resources listed here are freely and publicly available, unless specified otherwise. We ask users to use them with respect and credit the authors as appropriate.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness & Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), launched in 2014, is focused on establishing an evidence base in support of “effective disaster preparedness and response, both for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region.” This policy brief proposes a detailed agenda for the HKJCDPRI Center of Excellence in Disaster Preparedness and Response. Acknowledging the growing global shift from top-down emergency response systems to contextualized community-specific approaches, and the WHO-led coordination and standardization of Emergency Medical Teams, this brief outlines a research and training agenda that prioritizes community resilience.
This policy brief is a part of the related research of the HKJCDPRI 5-year project. It outlines the existing emergency and disaster response system, a 3-tier system currently operating in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Despite past epidemics, there remains a low level of community awareness, participation in basic first aid training and emergency preparedness. The authors present recommendations which target to strengthen the response systems, to develop a competent and knowledgeable workforce, and to reduce the loss and suffering that occur during unexpected disasters. Engaging


(The link to the full article is under "To Know More" on the right) Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015;30(2):1-7 Anisa J. N. Jafar1, Ian Norton2, Fiona Lecky3 and Anthony D. Redmond1 1 HCRI, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom2 National Critical Care and Trauma Response Center, Darwin, Australia3 EMRiS Group, ScHARR, Sheffield, United Kingdom   Background Medical records are a tenet of good medical practice and provide one method of communicating individual follow-up arrangements, informing research data, and documenting medical intervention.  
Hong Kong is a dynamic high-income city with robust disaster preparedness. Within government and non-government agencies, contingency plans and disaster drills have been carefully considered and rehearsed. However, a significant gap exists in community awareness and engagement in disaster preparedness activities. Based on one of the findings of the Scoping Study, there is a broad recognition among agency leaders and the community of the need to improve community engagement in all aspects of disaster management. This policy brief provides insights on how to lay a foundation of community engagement in Hong Kong.


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