Recently, Anhui Provincial Health Commission publicized the list of the first batch of 29 Health Towns and 20 Advanced Units for Building Health Towns of the province. Three towns from Hefei city were on the list. Dawei Town in Baohe District, Tangchi Town in Lujiang County, Shuangdun Happiness Manor in Beicheng District of Changfeng County were identified as health towns, and Fanshan Health Town in Lujiang County was identified as the Advanced Units for Building Health Towns.
It is known that the selection criteria for health towns are characterized by health elements and industrial agglomeration, with the integration development of health and pension, tourism, sports and leisure, Internet and food as five major industries, and health agriculture, health manufacturing industry and health services as the three basic industries. Health Towns should be such agglomeration development zones with clear industrial orientation and perfect community function.
Previously, former Anhui Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission, together with six other relative departments, issued the Notice on the Selection of Health Towns. Through the procedures of local declaration, third-party evaluation and departments’ consultation, the list of the first batch of health towns and health town founders were determined. According to the plan, by 2020,Anhui will build 100 health towns with distinct characteristics of health industries.