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 the environment of a community in a way that contributes to long-lasting change.

Award criteria

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

Enter the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 are now open. To enter, you first need to request your application pack which contains the application form and guidelines.

Entering will provide your team and organisation with the chance to gain formal recognition for their contribution to public health. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April.

Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while finalists will also be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).

2016 winner


Project: Youth and Schools Programme

FORWARD is a third sector organisation making an important contribution to tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. This programme is related to its work with young people which seeks to deliver an early intervention to mitigate health problems sooner and lessen the cumulative effect of long-term health more.

Find out more about previous winners.