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'Poor and unequal living conditions are the consequence of deeper structural conditions that together fashion the way societies are organised – poor social policies and programmes, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics.' 

Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, 2008


CDHN works to strengthen the understanding of decision makers, practitioners and communities as to how social policies and programmes interact with social determinants of health and influence health inequalities.   This is achieved through the provision of information, workshops, advocacy and policy responses.

CDHN advocates for the political empowerment and inclusion of all groups in policy and decision making.  We support our members on their journey of political empowerment by helping them understand social policy - how it is made and the structures and systems which create and deliver social policy.  We provide opportunities and support for engagement between policy makers, communities and practitioners.