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1 Executive summary
Blueprint for a Healthier Scotland
SCHW, which today comprises 78 community organisations, plans to support the Scottish Government by facilitating a dynamic new approach to the delivery of vital national health and wellbeing priorities – tackling inequality, loneliness and isolation, and reducing mental illness. The key to unlocking many of those seemingly intractable problems which exist at the heart of our most disadvantaged communities lies in those communities themselves. Our approach complements the traditional medical model.
We engage across the policy spectrum from education to employment and from community
development to community buy-
This document demonstrates that our proposals fit well in this context. Our strategy
implies an annual investment of a modest 4% of national resources for health improvement
(representing just 0.2% of total Primary Health Care funds) directly into communities
utilising SCHW's established expertise. We have an enviable track-
Far reaching /...
This is a low-
. . . and our two Policy Context sections explain how.
Read the full Blueprint here: Blueprint for a Healthier Scotland
Scottish Communities for Health & Wellbeing
Communities with the Power to Build Health
Communities play a crucial role in tackling health inequalities and in promoting
health and well-
This has often been most effective where there are already local organisations whose central focus is on improving the health of their communities.
Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing (SCHW) is a partnership for all community led organisations who share that central focus on health.
We are currently 71 organisations from all over Scotland.
We are independent organisations, rooted in our communities.
We often play a key ‘anchor’ role in communities, building capacity for wider action, not focusing on only one issue or group.
To read the full article go here: Communities with the Power to Build Health