All you need to know about public health reform!

Public health reform is in full swing, with a new national body, Public Health Scotland due to be established next year. CHEX's latest policy briefing sets out the basics of public health and public health reform, while highlighting the unique contribution community-led health makes to tackling health inequalities.


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CHEX is short for Community Health Exchange. We promote and support community-led health where people identify the issues that are important to them and organise to take collective action to address these issues and improve their health. 

Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland:

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If you are a local group or organisation in Scotland working to improve the health of your community, or if you are in the statutory sector supporting this type of work, you can register with us for information, advice, networking and training opportunities.

Find out more about CHEX and our network of local community-led health organisations by selecting from the buttons below, or for more about what we do, use the menu on the left.

  

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What is community-led health?

Want to know more about community-led health? Watch a short clip of our film 'The Picture of Health' below featuring some of the local organisations CHEX supports.  

 

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 *further chapters of the film can be accessed here along with subtitled versions*

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