Health Champions

Health Champions

Following on from the community Linking Project we are now currently in the process of recruiting Volunteer Practice Health Champions. Health Champions work together, with GP practices, to support the health and wellbeing of the community.  

What is a ‘health champion’?

Health Champions share their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to support activities in the community, or set new ones up by working together.
 
The idea that people can become leaders, motivators, educators and helpers around health issues in their communities is not new. There are people who do this naturally without the help of services, at the same time programmes can support this process through recruiting and training ‘community health champions’ to promote health.  Community health champions can be individuals from communities or businesses who are ‘engaged, trained and supported to volunteer and use their understanding and position of influence to help their friends, families and work colleagues’. There is a commitment to recruit people from communities with high levels of poor health, often facing barriers to traditional services and wider opportunities.  
 
 
 Contact

To get support or find out more information about the Volunteer Health Champions contact Deborah Todd at St Albans on 07495541673 or email Deborah.todd3@nhs.net

You can also follow the Community Linking Project on social media via Facebook.com/communitylinkingproject or follow us on Twitter @CommLinkProject



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