Welcome to CHEX
Community Health Exchange
CHEX is short for Community Health Exchange. We promote and support community-led health -where local communities 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:
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.
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.
*further chapters of the film can be accessed here along with subtitled versions*
Have you heard of the Social Impact Pledge?
This year the Scottish Government has been asking public sector organisations across Scotland to make Social Impact Pledges - public commitments to changing three aspects of their current operations or policies in a way that will benefit communities. Find out how your community-led health organisation can benefit.
Free Community Empowerment Act workshop for community groups
This free SCDC workshop for community organisations is a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it in order to do the sorts of things you want to do as a community.
Have you commissioned research or used secondary evidence?
The Knowledge Translation Network, of which CHEX is a part of, is looking for any good illustrative examples from community organisations for it's Secondary Evidence Guide.
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