More about Community-led health
Community-led health focuses on the community as making change happen rather than seeing the community as needing changed. This makes it different from community-based health services which involve people in health initiatives that have already been designed.
Community-led health is often carried out by local community-led organisations which support people to:
- recognise and organise around issues of common concern
- work together on those issues
- work within values of equity and inclusiveness
- influence and transform public policies and services
- identify community assets and build on these
A community-led approach to health improvement is now a significant feature of health improvement policy and practice. A strong and resilient community-led health sector is included in NHS Health Scotland’s strategic priorities for 2017-2022.
CHEX supports and promotes community development approaches to improving people's health.
The Scottish Co-production Network is a way for people to share ideas and learning about co-production.
Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) is a training programme which looks at issues such as health, poverty, power and social justice in a different way.
Training: This training will focus on community-led approaches to health improvement and addressing health inequalities.
Training: The 2 day HIIC Tutor Training course is a SQA credit rated aims to equip participants to deliver credit rated Health Issues in the Community training.
ARC is to help community and voluntary groups carry out research in and with their communities.
CHEX-Point Snippets is a free fortnightly e-bulletin produced by CHEX, aimed at sharing information between community-led health organisations, health practitioners and policy makers.
Community Health Exchange (CHEX) has developed a searchable database of community-led health organisations. It allows you to type in key words based on activity, geography and target group to find relevant organisations.