Programme background

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The Community and Voluntary Sector programme aims to support, promote and influence the crucial health improvement role of the community and voluntary health sectors by working with and through a number of key partners for delivery.

The programme has the following objectives:

  • to strengthen and enhance the capacity of community and voluntary sector organisations (sometimes known as the ‘Third Sector’) to undertake work on health improvement and health inequalities
  • to promote and support effective partnership working for health improvement between community and voluntary sector organisations and community planning partners - the NHS, Local Authorities, and independent / private sector organisations.

The programme liaises with wider NHS Health Scotland programmes, various sections within Scottish Government, third sector health intermediary bodies, the wider NHS, and with individual community and voluntary organisations in relation to specific areas of work.

Reviewed 29 July 2014

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