The Community Health Development Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This Award celebrates the work of successful place-based initiatives that improve the health of residents and community environments in a way that contributes to long-lasting change.
Speak Up Against Cancer is a 3-year cancer awareness/early diagnosis service in Brighton and Hove, using the hook of Brighton & Hove Albion FC as a key engagement tool. Aiming to increase early diagnosis by increasing awareness, knowledge and confidence about signs and symptoms of cancer and NHS screening programmes.
Since 2015, Midland Mencap has been providing inclusive hockey sessions for people with learning disabilities, but welcomes people with a whole range of disabilities. It is a part of a larger UK para-hockey movement called 'Flyerz' which aims to make hockey inclusive and competitive to all regardless of need.
The Pharmacy serves a community in one of the most deprived areas of Dudley with the least accessibility to health services. The team is passionate about improving public health and organises health promotion event in the community as well as in the pharmacy, and is highly valued as a community asset.
This year the Community Health Development Award is supported by Irwin Mitchell.
Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:
Utilisation of theory-based community development approaches
Communities and local organisations working together to analyse local health needs and prioritise actions to improve health and wellbeing, build resilience and reduce inequalities
Community structures that are capable of delivering services, representing communities, influencing local/national public services and policy makers
Comprehensive and integrated place-based approach that demonstrates community engagement and governance
Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).
The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.