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

Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 has now closed and this year's finalists will be announced shortly.

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

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.

2016 winner

FORWARD

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 complications...read more.

Find out more about previous winners.