HIIC Highlights of 2016

It's been another great year for the Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) course, and CHEX is delighted to share the highlights with our network.

HIIC materialsHealth Issues in the Community, otherwise known as HIIC is a training programme aimed at increasing community capacity, increasing community participation, and establishing/ consolidating community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health.

Firstly a warm welcome to the 15 people who became registered HIIC Tutors in 2016. This brings the number of registered tutors to just over 130.

We ran 2 open tutor training courses and one commissioned course this year. It looks as if that will be replicated in 2017, with one commissioned course already booked in and we have a healthy waiting list for an open course which we will probably run in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Courses and course participation has increased considerably this year with 31 courses having started or been completed and over 300 people taking part!! That’s a significant increase on last year and nearly double the number of course participants compared to 2014.

As always the evaluations of the course are fantastic and people really get a lot from participating. 

Of the 90 respondents:

  • 97%  said they better understood the health issues affecting their community
  • 99% felt they could influence factors affecting their own health more
  • 96% better appreciated the issues facing disadvantaged groups
  • 92% felt their study skills had improved
  • 93% felt their self-confidence had got better

Finally, the new HIIC website will be launched very soon, which we'll let you know more about in future news. For now, read more about HIIC on the CHEX website.

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