The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.

Strategic Plan

Our aims are to

1. Release capacity to improve people’s lives and health by:

  •      advancing knowledge and understanding of community development

  •      supporting our members to plan, deliver and measure the impact of community development actions

  •      leading an active and engaged network with members as a key source of CDHN’s experience and expertise.

2. Influence change towards a fairer and more equal society by:

  •    ensuring that key stakeholders know and understand CDHN and engage with its work

  •    facilitating the network to use its expertise to ensure policy and decision makers understand and value the context of people’s lives

  •    advocating for and supporting the use of community development to change structures and processes that are unfair and unjust.