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E-learning resource: Community-centred approaches to health

Public Health England (PHE) and Health Education England (HEE) have produced a new e-Learning for Health programme on community-centred approaches to health improvement.

These two new e-learning modules are suitable for practitioners, managers and commissioners who want:

  • an update on evidence and guidance on community-centred approaches to health improvement
  • to take a more strategic and planned approach to scaling-up community-centred approaches

Communities matter for health. PHE believes that communities where people are well connected, are inclusive and respectful of all and are involved in local decision-making are healthy communities. Improving population health and reducing health inequalities requires us to address these community factors and work with and alongside community members to improve the things that matter for their health.

The modules are based on PHE’s guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing and support its growing programme of work on community-centred and asset-based approaches.

Module 1 covers the evidence and theory on why and how communities matter for health and what approaches work.

Module 2 involves practical exercises to apply the knowledge to practice and to help develop strategic and practical plans for taking community-centred approaches forward within local places and organisations.

Find out more at www.e-lfh.org.uk