CHEX-Point Newsletter – Issue 50

The latest edition of CHEX-Point Newsletter is here! For 50 issues we have been bringing you a detailed look at how community-led health contributes to strong, empowered and healthy communities.

With our 50th issue we’re looking back at the progress community-led health has made, examining where we are now and then taking look to future opportunities.

In this issue have:

  • An article from former CHEX manager Janet Muir on her perspectives
  • Hilda Campbell from COPE Scotland’s community-led approach
  • A look at our latest case studies: MORE Communities at the Centre
  • A summary of HIIC in 2015
  • An update on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act
  • CHEX News

Here at CHEX we’re always focused on highlighting the experience, skills and determination of local community-led health organisations and the approaches they take - and we hope CHEX-Point Newsletter carries on helping to do that.

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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:

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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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