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The Public Health Agency (PHA) has commissioned Community Development & Health Network (CDHN) to develop and deliver a new programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors. Other partners in the Elevate programme include Rural Community Network, Prospect Awards and Community Evaluation NI.

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The Public Health Agency commissioned the Community Development & Health Network to develop and deliver a new programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors.

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce the 13 successful applicants in the latest round of Level 2 funding for the Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) programme. 

The Public Health Agency has commissioned the Community Development & Health Network (CDHN) to develop and deliver a new programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors. Elevate will provide opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities.

The Public Health Agency co-hosted its bi-annual conference for stakeholders with CDHN on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at Craigavon Civic Centre on the theme ‘Expansion of Community Development Approaches’.

CDHN is delighted to have won the tender for delivery of a Community Development Capacity Building Programme to the value of £390,000. This work will contribute to the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) goal of building strong, resilient communities where everyone has the potential to maximize their health and wellbeing. 

The next round of BCPP Level 1 funding has just opened with a closing date of 2 May 2019. The grant award for Level 1 has just been increased to £2,500 and these projects will run for a maximum of six months.  Applying for a Level 1 grant gives partners the opportunity to experience a BCPP project over six sessions and explore if a Level 2 project application is the next step.

CDHN is pleased to announce that the next round of Building Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 2 funding has just opened with a closing date of 28 February 2019.

According to the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are the most important.  NCT is the UK’s largest charity of parents, they provide information and support during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.  The organisation offers a range of services including a telephone helpline, breastfeeding peer support, antenatal education, Bumps and Babies as well

CDHN recently celebrated funding its 800th project through the BCPP Programme. To date, CDHN has invested £5.3 million in grants on behalf of the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) to tackle health inequalities.  It was celebrations all round, as this milestone coincided with the HSCB announcement that CDHN was successful in its bid to continue the delivery of the BCPP Programme.

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