Health Education in Taipei City in the Last Decade
衛生教育 ； 慢性病防治 ； 傳染病防治 ； 臺北市政府衛生局 ； health education ； chronic disease prevention ； Department of Health ； Taipei City Government
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2卷6期（2005 / 06 / 01）
501 - 516
Only ten years ago, Taipei City Government swore in its first ever popularly elected City Mayor. This ushered in a new era of democratically elected leaders, differing from past practices when mayors were appointed by a higher body. Research has examined the evolution of achievements made in Public Health Education over the same ten-year period. This report looked at the structures involved as well as the future direction of Public Health Education in Taipei. The Department of Health of the Taipei City Government focused on improving citizen's health and lowering mortality rates. Through partnerships with other government agencies, as well as the private sector, the Department of Health conducted large-scale educational campaigns on topics such as communicable disease control and chronic disease prevention. Health education campaigns were undertaken in communities, schools, worksites and hospitals through a variety of media channels and public health symposia. To take chronic disease prevention as an example, over the past ten years, educational campaigns and Pap smear screening programs have together helped lower the cervical cancer mortality rate. The Department of Health is expected to continue to carry out health education as well as comprehensive chronic disease prevention to improve the health of Taipei City's 2.6 million residents.