The Public Health Agency commissioned the Community Development & Health Network (CDHN) to develop and deliver a programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors. Elevate provides opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities. The funding for Elevate is provided by the Public Health Agency through the Transformation Work Stream.

We will work with communities to support them to develop their strengths and use their assets to tackle the determinants of health and social wellbeing. (Delivering Together 2016)

The Elevate Programme is the implementation of the PHA led “Expansion of Community Development Approaches” Framework. This Framework was developed by the community development work stream (set up in January 2017) to examine how community development can tackle health inequalities and contribute to the transformation process.

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