Design and deliver programme services - Case studies

The case studies below are local examples of CHPs contributing to addressing the social determinants of health and to community-based activity to reduce health inequalities.

The Workplace Vocational Rehabilitation Programme

This programme provides support to organisations to help them encourage people with impairments or health conditions secure or retain employment. As well as the economic benefit, engagement in work has health benefits for the individual.

Further information on the various aspects of the Workplace Vocational Rehabilitation Programme are available on the Shared Learning page.

A community-led health approach to tackling health inequalities at a local level

Both the CHP statutory guidance (external link) (2004) and the Health Improvement and Community Health Partnerships: Advice Note (external link) (2009) describes CHPs as having a crucial role to play in targeting the underlying causes of health inequalities.

A specific approach for CHPs to target inequalities involves working with communities to focus on community-led change. Stuart Hashagen´s presentation at the 2010 CHP Association´s annual conference (external link) provided a brief distinction between community-led and community engagement as well as including resources available to support CHPs as advocates for community-led health approach to tackling health inequalities.

Further case studies relating to planning and evaluating programmes are available on the Shared Learning page.

Reviewed 29 July 2014

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