In 2012 CFHS, in collaboration with two health intermediaries, the Community Health Exchange (CHEX) and Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) and the Scottish Government Third Sector Unit, created opportunities for structured dialogue between community-led health organisations and Scottish Government officials. This involved officials spending time visiting projects and learning about and participating in project activities.
The report, From local to national and back again, reports on the pilot process and learning from share experiences of those involved.
In 2013 the programme has continued, with planned visits carried out in the north east of Scotland to community health initiatives. There are plans to carry out additional work in 2014 with a report to follow.