Health Matters: Community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
Positive health outcomes can only be achieved by addressing the factors that protect and create health and wellbeing, and many of these are at a community level.
Community life, social connections and having a voice in local decisions are all factors that make a vital contribution to health and wellbeing. They build control and resilience, help buffer against disease and influence health-related behaviour and management of long-term conditions. Community-centred ways of working are important for all areas of public health – health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health.