Events and conferences

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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Introducing the annual networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion We are delighted to announce that the CRHS annual networking conference, Priceless, will take place at CoSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh, on Monday 4 November. You can expect an interesting mix …

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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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Finland study tour

Six colleagues from Finland arrived on 3 December 2018 to share experiences on work around older people and food. Their project in Finland ‘Eating Together – Lunches for Seniors’ involved organising lunches for older people with local businesses and charities in a sparsely populated region of South Savo in Finland.  The seniors were also involved …

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Rights into Reality: Human rights and community-led health conference

Registration is now open for this CHEX conference, taking place in Glasgow on 6 February 2019. More information at  

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Say hear!

Thanks to all who attended our annual networking event, Hear Say, on 24 October 2018, making it such a great day. Community activists, local practitioners, planners, policy makers and academics from across the country and sectors and disciplines came together in Dunfermline to hear a range of speakers, take part in table and workshop discussions …

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Launch of Scottish Obesity Alliance

Scottish Obesity Alliance will launch with its manifesto outline on Wednesday 5 December, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at The Hub, Edinburgh. The manifesto shares its vision for a Scotland which promotes health and wellbeing – a Scotland where healthy food and physical activity are easy, acceptable, affordable and sustainable for all.  To book your attendance please send your …

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Understanding food insecurity in Scotland: using evidence for policy and practice change

The latest seminar on measuring food insecurity, co-organised with A Menu for Change, took place in Glasgow at the beginning of October. National and international presentations, including a look at the first data from the new food insecurity questions in the Scottish Health Survey, an update on A Menu for Change and a fascinating insight …

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