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Organization Structure
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Minutes of Social Services & Healthy and Safe City
Heathy City Heathy City
Seven Guiding Principles
Safe Community
History of Development
Hong Kong and Global Partners
Hong Kong Chapter
Heathy City
The World Health Organisation endorsed the "Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion" in 1986. The Charter clearly stated the following strategies of health promotion as the basis of "Healthy Cities".
 
(1) Build healthy public policy;
(2) Create supportive environments for health;
(3) Strengthen community action for health;
(4) Develop personal skills; and
(5) Re-orient health services.
 
"A healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and in developing to their maximum potential."(Hancock, T. and L. Duhl, 1988) 
 
The WHO thinks that an ideal healthy city should have the following eleven functions:
(1) a clean, safe and high-quality living environment;
(2) stable and sustainable ecological system;
(3) powerful and mutual-supporting communities; 
(4) communities highly participating in the decisions influencing life
and welfare; 
(5) able to satisfy the basic needs of the urban citizens; 
(6) the citizens can obtain different experiences and resources through
different channels; 
(7) diversified, vigorous and innovative urban economic activities; 
(8) able to preserve historic sites and respect local cultures; 
(9) have a long-term urban development plan, being a characteristic city; 
(10) providing quality health and medical services for the citizens; and 
(11) the citizens are in good health conditions.