Economic evidence for community-led approach to health improvement

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The programme aim is to develop understanding of the economic value of community-led health among key stakeholders, community health organisations, commissioners and funders.

Preliminary Case Studies of the Application of Economic Evidence of Health Improvement Work in Community-led Projects and Organisations

This study was commissioned by NHS Health Scotland to explore the potential value of economic evidence of health improvement work undertaken by community and voluntary organisations, using a case study approach.

Healthier Lives, Wealthier Communities Conference, September 2009, Barcelo Edinburgh Carlton Hotel

The conference aimed to instigate discussion around the application, opportunities and challenges of economic evidence by community/voluntary sector organisations and public sector partners.

Below, you will find information about the conference, as well as links to some of the presentations delivered at the conference.

Community-led health initiatives (CLHIs): Value for money? Recommended action plan (2008)

This report contains the recommended action plan for NHS Health Scotland for demonstrating the economic value of community-led health initiatives and action research findings from interviewing commissioners and funders of activity in Scotland.

Economic Evidence of Health Improvement Work in Community-led Projects and Organisations (2009)

A study commissioned by NHS Health Scotland to explore the potential value of economic evidence of health improvement work undertaken by community and voluntary organisations, using a case study approach.

Addressing the Challenges for Evaluation and Learning in Community-Led Health (2009)

A practical briefing paper on the challenges of evaluation in Community-Led Health.

Community-led health initiatives (CLHIs): Value for money? Recommended action plan (2008)

This paper informs why we undertook the Healthier Lives, Wealthier Communities? Conference and case studies in 2009, and provides some relevant insights to the views and experience of funders and commissioners in relation to this agenda.

Reviewed 29 July 2014

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