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About Us

With over 2,500 members supporting tens of thousands of people, Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. CDHN raises awareness of the root causes of poor health and health inequalities. We reshape the dominant narrative about the causes of and solutions to health inequalities and how to improve health. Through our work, communities and decision makers are supported to recognise and utilise assets, to work together to develop solutions, take action to improve lives, health and wellbeing and create a fairer, more equal society.


Our Vision

Our vision is for an end to health inequalities.      

Our Mission

Our mission is building a fairer and more equal society and improving people’s lives, health and wellbeing through community development which releases individual and community capacity and influences change.  

Our Values

Leading with passion

In all our work, we will lead with passion using our expertise and belief in what we are doing to inspire others.

Tenacity and flexibility 

We will be tenacious, focused and flexible to ensure an end to health inequalities.

Integrity and Respect

Through our words and actions, we will work with integrity and respect.

Equality and Inclusivity

We will recognise and promote equality and inclusivity to ensure we achieve social justice for all.

Valuing Others

We will value individuals, teams, partners and communities recognising this as a key strength to achieving our vision.