To help build a more harmonious society, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has taken the initiative to launch a citywide family research and public education project entitled "FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society" in collaboration with the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong. The project was launched in 2008 with a HK$250 million donation and aims to identify sources of family problems in Hong Kong, and promote family health, happiness and harmony (3Hs) through public education programmes.
Considerable progress has been made, including the completion of a survey of 20,000 households, the largest ever such study conducted in Asia Pacific region, which will provide a significant and ongoing resource for service planning and policy making.
In 2014, the Trust extended the programme for a further three years to focus on promoting family holistic health through an integrated approach to physical and psychological health. This will be archieved through community-based family health education programmes, community health promotion programmes, school drama tours, capacity building and training workshops, and wisdom-sharing forums organised by project partners.
To learn more about the FAMILY Project, please visit http://www.family.org.hk/.