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About Us

CDHN is a regional infrastructure organisation working with local communities and across sectors to take action on the social determinants of health and reduce health inequalities. With 30 years experience and a cross-sectoral membership of over 2400 individuals and over 110 community and voluntary organisations, we have an extensive reach across Northern Ireland.

We recognise, value, and gather evidence to understand the social determinants of health and people’s lived experiences, and together with our members we design, develop, deliver, facilitate, and evaluate initiatives that improve health and address health inequalities. We use our learning, knowledge and experience to create social change and influence policy and practice through training, capacity building and community investment.

Our Vision

A fair and equal society where everyone experiences their best health and wellbeing.  

Our Mission

Using community development to end health inequalities.

Our Values

CDHN is committed to living the following values in all aspects of its work:

Social Justice
We believe in a society based on fairness, where everyone is considered equal and our health and wellbeing is not determined by where we are born, live or work. We are committed to creating the conditions where people can have more control of their own health and wellbeing and have a voice in decisions that affect them.

We are committed to celebrating diversity across the organisation and in the communities we serve.

We believe in being open, honest and accountable in all our interactions and building relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

We believe that working in partnership with members and other organisations is the best way of ending health inequalities.