Launch and lunch of Health Issues In the Community (HIIC) Case Studies

5th November 2015, 12AM - 2PM.

Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Last few places available: places will be assigned on a first come first served basis

Health Issues In the Community (HIIC) is an established accredited training programme aimed at increasing community capacity and participation, and supporting community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health. 

As part of HIIC we are launching a series of case studies highlighting the different ways HIIC is being used, with considerable impact, in a variety of community settings. HIIC is celebrating 15 years as a key part of the work undertaken by SCDC/CHEX, with funding support from Health Scotland.

Using an asset based approach, HIIC values people's own life experiences helping them to use that experience as they learn. The course provides the opportunity to investigate concepts including: social justice, poverty, discrimination, power relationships, exclusion and the social model of health. With exercises, discussion topics and handouts specifically designed to engage young people, the course has proved to be successful in stimulating interest in the key factors which affect people's health and that of their friends, families and communities.

HIIC continues to grow and find new communities to engage with including Modern Apprentices, school pupils and patients at a Doctors Surgery. This calendar year, for example, some 200 people, from communities across Scotland, will have started or completed the course.

We invite you to the launch and lunch of these case studies and hear first-hand from 4 community groups who have been involved with HIIC:

  1. Uddingston Grammar - Highlighting the benefits of HIIC within the school environment
  2. West Lothian Women's Group - Women from different areas coming together to use HIIC to build confidence and go on to engage more effectively in their communities
  3. "HAVOC" Group Westcliff: Dumbarton - Using HIIC as a means to build a sense of community and advocate community change.
  4. Oakley Community Group - building personal confidence and skills to engage more effectively with family and service providers

We think you will find the case studies interesting, informative and perhaps see an application for HIIC within your own working environment.

If you'd like to attend this launch lunch please email alex@scdc.org.uk, noting any access or dietary requirements that you may have.