News from the Network: Healthy Valleys’ Grassroots Project - evidence and evaluation
This case study as taken from CHEX-Point Newsletter issue 47. It is part of an article examining the use and importance different kinds of evidence and evaluation in community-led practice. You can download the full issue here.
South Lanarkshire based community-led health organisation, Healthy Valleys, has successfully implemented an evaluation method called Family Impact Star to gather evidence of the impact of their Grassroots Project. The Project supports pregnant women and families with children under five years old who live in rural South Lanarkshire and are in need of extra help.
Healthy Valleys’ Grassroots Project was launched in November 2012 by Aileen Campbell, MSP for Clydesdale and Minister for Children and Young People. The Project is a volunteer-led early intervention programme in which trained volunteers support pregnant women and families with children under 5 years old who need extra help. It is funded by the Big Lottery until March 2015.
Read more here.
Community Health Exchange
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What is community-led health?
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Communities Channel Scotland: six months on
To mark the fact that Communities Channel Scotland, a website for community groups, has been up and running for half a year since its launch in June 2014, we thought we’d give an update on activity so far, and let you know how to get profiled on the site if you haven’t already.
CHEX Evidence Workshop
CHEX is running a free half-day workshop on using evidence to influence decision makers and funders on Friday 20th February 2015 in Glasgow. The workshop is aimed at community-led health organisations and based on the 'Evidence for Success' guide published last year.
Knowing Me, Knowing You 2: A Learning Exchange between National and Local Organisations
A learning event to see first-hand how policies affect and impact on people’s lives and how all agencies across all sectors can work together to eliminate inequalities.
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