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Health Education

The Central Health Education Unit was established in January 1978. Throughout these years, the Unit has undergone changes in structure and functions. With redefinition of the roles of the Department of Health in 2002, the Unit now adopts a key position in harnessing social political support and mobilising community participation and personal actions to achieve desired health goals.

Be a health promotion leader to build a healthy Hong Kong.


  • To formulate and implement evidence-based, effective and innovative health promotion strategies in a timely manner.
  • To foster proactive partnership and collaboration with stakeholders.


  • Professionalism
  • Partnership
  • People-oriented
  • Proactive
  • Teamwork

We deliver our services through:

  • Communication
  • Community development
  • Information support and consultancy
  • Mass media campaigns
  • Research and evaluation
  • Resource development and dissemination
  • Training and development

24-Hour Health Education Hotline of the Department of Health: 2833 0111
The 24-hour health education hotline offers a convenient way to obtain useful information. Recordings are available in Cantonese, Putonghua or English. Information could also be obtained by fax.
Please click here to view the list of health topics included.

Wanchai Office
Address: 7/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
Tel No.: 2572 1476
Fax No.: 2591 6127

Tsuen Wan Office
Address: 13/F, Tsuen Wan government office, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Tel No: 2417 6505
Fax No: 2498 3520

To know more about our service and health information, please visit This link will open in a new windowCentre for Health Protection.

  Last Revision Date : 20 Dec 2017