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The Elevate Programme – developing skills in your community

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.

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.

Elevate is a programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors. It provides opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities.

The Programme has four core elements:

  1. The Elevate Portal – providing core information, fact sheets, resources, toolkits and training opportunities.
  2. The Elevate Training Programme – relevant, accessible, evidence based and delivered in each HSC Trust area.
  3. The Elevate Community Mentorship Programme – promoting collaboration and  network development.
  4. The Community Development Outcomes Framework – which is being tested and refined within communities across Northern Ireland.

The Elevate Programme is providing invaluable opportunities to gain skills and knowledge, to network and build connections and to better understand how and why issues such as social justice, the distribution of money, power and resources and education, housing and the environment have a huge impact on our ability to experience the best possible health and wellbeing.

Capacity Building Programme 

Our Elevate team will facilitate a range of workshops under the Capacity Building Training part of the Elevate Programme. Delivered across a range of locations in Northern Ireland, the workshops will offer learning and development on community development principles, health inequalities and time for reflection and sharing ideas at community level. Training dates are available here.

For further information on any aspect of the Elevate Programme, please contact Nicola Clarke on 028 3026 4606 or email nicolaclarke@cdhn.org