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.
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.