Communities at the Centre - CHEX National Conference
Community Health Exchange (CHEX) was delighted to be joined by colleagues from across Scotland at our National Conference. People travelled from across Scotland to gather at Townhead Village Hall, Glasgow, 1st May to share experiences, learn from each other and look to the future regards community-led health. This Report highlights the key activities and outcomes from the day.
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 Grey, 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*
News from the Network: Tackling the effects of health inequalities – commentary
This article comes from the latest issue of CHEX-Point Newsletter and examines the role of community-led health in tackling health inequalities.
IACD is recruiting!
The International Association for Community Development is recruiting a Coordinator - closing date 20 August
New ways of thinking about communities – the driving force for radical change and positive health outcomes
This article by CHEX's Janet Muir examines the importance of community involvement in planning and implementing public health services.
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