Community-led Health for All: Developing Good Practice

The above Learning Resource was launched at the CHEX Seminar on 15th March 2012 at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow.  The Resource was warmly welcomed by an audience of community-led health organisations and their public health sector partners (Read the seminar report here).  Focussing on 6 key competencies, the Resource places community-led health at the heart of a number of key policies related to Public Health/Health Improvement; CLH for all resource imageCommunity Regeneration; Community Learning and Development and Community Engagement and focuses on the role of strategic decision-makers and practitioners.  Community and strategic partners including: GalGael Trust, Getting Better Together (Shotts Healthy Living Centre) and Tayside NHS provided excellent illustrations on the current application of competencies at local levels and NES highlighted the timely launch of the Resource in the implementation of policies that call for a confident and skilled public health workforce in working with communities.   

The competencies are:

  • knowing and understanding the community in which we work
  • building and supporting groups and relationships
  • building capacity to take action on priority health issjues
  • building equality and tackling inequalities
  • developing and supporting collaborative working
  • developing and supporting sustainable influence

Participants offered critical and positive feedback on future promotion and support of the Resource at national and local levels, which CHEX and SCDC are keen to pursue with interested partners.  Download the Learning Resource and for further information contact Janet Muir on Janet@scdc.org.uk or Dave Allan on David@scdc.org.uk