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To encourage cities to continue to innovate and demonstrate effective and efficient ways of promoting and protecting health of urban populations, WHO and the Alliance for Healthy Cities recognize and award outstanding work in certain defined areas.


Healthy Cities Recognition and Awards 2016


    WHO Recognition for Healthy Cities 2016

WHO-WPRO Healthy Cities Best Practice Recognition


1)  Protecting, promoting and supporting healthy diets: salt reduction

  - Songpa-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  - Zhangjiangang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China
  2)   Managing noncommunicable diseases in emergencies
  - Owariasahi, Japan
  3)   Supportive built environments for physical activity
  - Siheung City, Republic of Korea
  - Songpa-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  4)   Health Promoting High Schools

- Taicang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China

  5)   Out of school youth: innovative strategies for promoting health, well-being and development

- Wonju City, Republic of Korea

  6)   Youth engagement to promote tobacco control

- Balanga City, Philippines

  7)   Towards a social movement for action on mental health and well-being: preventing suicide among young people

- Gandong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  8)   Safe cities: prevention of violence and injuries
  - Napier, New Zealand
  9)   Reducing food waste in urban areas
  - Gandong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  10)   Addressing the social determinants of health through a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach
  - Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

- Kiama, Australia


 WHO Regional Director's Recognition

  - Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  - The China Hong Kong Chapter of the Alliance for Healthy Cities



    AFHC Awards for Healthy Cities 2016
  1.  AFHC Award for Creative Developments in Healthy Cities

Category (1): Evaluation

    - Logan City "Active Logan Participation Study"
    - Owariasahi City "Promotion of Effective Healthy City Policies Based on Periodic Evaluation"
    - Tainan Healthy City Association "The World's Healthiest Fast Food: Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Environment"
  Category (2): Healthy Settings and Communicable Disease Control
    - Taicang City "Exploration and Practice of Self-Management in Community Health"
    - Yamato City "Yamato's Home Visits Projects by Public Health Nurses and Registered Dieticians"
    - New Taipei Healthy City Promotion "Oral Healthcare Mobile Clinics"
    - Taoyuan Healthy Promotion Association "Healthy Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Body and Slim Waist"
  Category (3): Good Health Systems
    - Busanjin-gu, Busan Metropolitan City "100 years life expectancy The Dental Health Care Center Tailored to the Citizen"
    - Kwai Tsing District, HKSAR "Kwai Tsing Health System - Enhancement of Community Health Care"
    - Kaohsiung Healthy Harbor City Association "Kaohsiung Loves Fitness Walking"
    - Taoyuan Healthy Promotion Association "Medical Housekeeper for Taoyuan Citizens: Developing Home-Based Medical Services"
    - Wanhua Health Promotion Association "Community Based Dementia Coordinated-Care Services for Older Adults"

Category (4): Planning for Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

    - Kaohsiung Healthy Harbor City Association "Kaohsiung to promote solar photovoltaic policy to become resilient city"
    - Tainan Healthy City Association "Application of Public Utility Database on Disaster Prevention"
  2.   AFHC Award for Progress of Healthy Cities
  Award for Healthy City with Good Infrastructure
    - City of Obu
  Award for Healthy City with Good Dynamic
    - Changwon City
    - Marikina City
    - Yamato City
    - Yangsan City
    - Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
  Award for Healthy City with Strong Action
    - Ulsan Metropolitan City
    - Gangdong-gu, Seoul
  Award for Healthy City Expert
    - Owariasahi City
  3.   AFHC Award for Pioneers of Healthy Cities
    - Hon. Dr. Mitsuyuki Chiba


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