Health & Wellbeing Awards: Community Health

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.

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

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

This year's finalists

Redthread Youth

Readthread Youth aim to integrate healthcare into the community and empower young people to lead healthy, safe and happy lives. 

Swim England

Transforming existing community swimming pool assets into places for health, wellbeing and rehabilitation.

Previous winners​

Find out more

For more information about the Health & Wellbeing Awards and the entry process, please see our Frequently asked questions. Alternatively, please email us.

Supported by Slimming World.