Health Alliance – Connecting and Involving Communities
The Health Alliance website was launched in 2015 as part of the Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) project, who developed the website in partnership with the Public Health Agency.
The Health Alliance enables local community involvement in improving health and social well-being and is an informal coalition of community groups and others interested in promoting good health and tackling health inequalities, which has been growing and developing for the past couple of years.
The website provides one central location for all health improvement related information and also serve as an interactive platform to enable information exchange between community, voluntary and statutory sectors. The website is aimed primarily at members in the Northern locality; this geographical area incorporates the Council areas of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Causeway Coast and Glens, Mid Ulster and Mid and East Antrim.
The Health Alliance website provides a forum for local organisations from across the voluntary, community and statutory sectors to network, share information, access training and capacity building opportunities and contribute to shaping the health improvement agenda. Those who log on are able to access news of local events, programmes, training and many other opportunities to learn about health and wellbeing issues. Importantly, website users can also contribute their own health and wellbeing information and ideas on ways in which we can all enjoy better health.
The NICHI project is funded by the Public Health Agency to promote and support effective community involvement in addressing health and social well-being improvement and reducing health inequalities.
For more information on the Health Alliance or if you wish to become a member contact Veronica McKinley at North Antrim Community Network on T: 028 2177 2100 or log onto www.healthallianceni.com.