Promoting Physical, Mental and Social Wellbeing
Dundee Healthy Living Initiative works in designated disadvantaged communities across the city to tackle health inequalities in conjunction with other organisations and local people themselves.
Promote health in its broadest sense
The evidence of need gathered through community health needs investigations in 1998/99. 1400 local people were questioned to find out what affected their health, what affected the health of their communities and what could be done to improve health and wellbeing?
The key issues raised during the investigations were:
Dundee Healthy Living Initiative tackles these issues through offering a range of over 90 healthy activities per week such as:
Dundee Healthy Living Initiative is a partnership supported by NHS Tayside, Dundee City Council and local people. It has 4 main aims, which are to:
Dundee Healthy Living Initiative uses the community development approach to health, which means it adopts the following principles:
Dundee Healthy Living Initiative works in designated, disadvantaged communities across the city with a focus on:
The multi-disciplinary team consists of: