Who we are

CHEX supports and promotes community development approaches to health improvement. We provide support to a network of community-led health initiatives and their public sector partners who are tackling health inequalities in communities across Scotland.  

CHEX works at two levels:
  • Strategically we support community-led health initiatives to engage with policy makers. We are also involved in a range of national working groups as appropriate. 
  • Operationally we help link community-led health initiatives, voluntary organisations and public sector agencies together.  Supporting effective community development practice to a wide range of health improvement interventions. 
CHEX began in 1999 and is part of the Scottish Community Development Centre and we receive funding from NHS Health Scotland.   The CHEX team has a variety of backgrounds in; community-led health, housing, NHS and local authority.