Information, Advice and Guidance 11/2011
Obesity and Community Development Programme, Tower Hamlets - Building Powerful Communities by MEND Bupa, Tower Hamlets PCT / LA, The Institute of Health Equity Team

Obesity and Community Development Programme, Tower Hamlets - Building Powerful Communities

Summary

The partnership between MEND, Bupa and Tower Hamlets PCT/LA aimed to empower over 10,000 children and adults to adopt healthier eating habits and to be more active in their daily lives by July 2013.

A key part of the partnerships work was to build community development through the delivery and implementation of weight management programmes and a variety of other interventions.

Key themes to explore around community development included:

• why community-led interventions are vital to improving health and reducing health inequalities.
• how community-led interventions can be implemented
• communities developing social action
• tools for developing interventions that address the social determinants of health

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