Events and conferences

The Reckoning – food insecurity measurement and its application to policy and practice – update

This event, held at Edinburgh Training Centre on 25 November 2019,  was organised jointly with the Scottish Government, who gave an update on the data currently collected by the Scottish Health Survey and the move to questions within the UK-wide Family Resources Survey. A Menu for Change were also involved in organising the event and …

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Save the date! Celebrating Community-led Health – CHEX turns 20

Join CHEX on Tuesday 25th February 2020 in Glasgow for a celebration of community-led health and a chance to mark 20 years of CHEX.  The event aims to bring people from across Scotland to reflect on the progress community-led health has made and, crucially, look ahead to the next steps. The day will feature insightful …

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Update: Priceless CFHS Annual Networking Conference, 4 November 2019

Community Food and Health Scotland’s 2019 Annual Networking Conference – Priceless – was an informative event, which stimulated many interesting discussions and was an excellent networking opportunity. Our keynote speaker’s Wendy Wills Presentation at Priceless Conference has been uploaded.  Please follow this link to read the Conference summary report.  In addition, an evaluation survey summary …

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Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual networking conference, Priceless

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual conference, Priceless: the networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion, which will take place at COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Monday 4 November …

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Communities as leaders for public health

  Communities as leaders for public health is the theme of an engagement event hosted by the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on October 21st. Places can be booked on Eventbrite.

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How does community development practice tackle inequalities in our communities?

This is the theme of the Community Development Alliance Scotland conference on Tuesday 10th September in Edinburgh. You can find out more about the conference and register here  (The event is free if your organisation has an income of under £50,000).    

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Developing a Strategic Direction for Community Development in Public Health

On 21 March 2019 NHS Health Scotland held the above event, which brought together approximately 30 participants from different sectors to highlight the opportunities, challenges and shared vision of community development in public health in Scotland. We asked the participants to identify what is currently working well and what we need to do differently to …

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‘It’s not just a wee cooking group’: Community cooking skills courses – train the trainers workshop

This Community Food and Health (Scotland) workshop will be held on Thursday 9 May. 1.30pm – 4pm (lunch 12.30) Stirling Come and hear from three organisations who train people to run community cooking skills courses, on how they have cascaded learning from a CFHS realist evaluation of community cooking skills courses. Share and learn from …

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Public Health Scotland and Community Planning events

Public Health Reform, in partnership with the Scottish Community Planning Network, has organised a series of engagement events for community planning partners on the development of Public Health Scotland and support for community planning. The location and dates are summarised below: Dundee -Cairn Centre – Monday 11th March 10am – 1pm Inverness – Mercure Hotel …

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Cafes in communities

Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people on a charitable, ‘not for profit’or enterprise basis? Whether your café is informal in a community centre or church, set up as a social enterprise, community interest company or other, run 1 …

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