CHEX National Event 2015 - Healthy Influences
We had a great time at our National Conference ‘Healthy Influences - Community Led Health’s contribution to Scottish policy’ on 4th June. The rooms were buzzing as CHEX network members and others with an interest in community led health came together to learn from each other and grow our influence. We've written up the conference – including reports, video, pictures and images to give a sense of the great activity and buzz from the day.
Read the full report here.
There was a lot of energy, ideas and commitment to working to build the influence of community-led health at a national level. A number of people signed up for a follow-on session on 27th August in Glasgow to plan some shared actions on how we do that. If you'd like to attend or or contribute to that work please get in touch with email@example.com.
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*
Communities Channel Scotland: one year on
To mark the fact that Communities Channel Scotland, a website for community groups, has been up and running for one 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.
Review of the National Standards for Community Engagement
SCDC, What Works Scotland and the Scottish Government are collaborating on a review of the National Standards for Community Engagement. Find out how to get involved.
NHS Health Scotland – Non Executive Board Member
NHS Health Scotland is recruiting for Non Executive Board members and especially welcomes applications from people with experience of health inequalities and an in-depth understanding of communities experiencing poverty and poor health.
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