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Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities

Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities are inviting you to participate in a stimulating afternoon for the first of three knowledge café events.

The idea is to explore, discuss, co-develop and provide recommendations for actions on how Scottish Universities and communities can work together to inform better health and wellbeing for Scottish people.

The three workshops will be followed by a final Showcase event to share our conclusions and recommendations.

This work is funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute and is led by members of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee.

Voluntary Health Scotland is one of the partners involved in the project. Chief Executive Claire Stevens said, “The Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities initiative is essentially a series of free knowledge exchange events, with the first one is taking place in Dundee on 30th May. Our role in the partnership is to make sure it connects and engages with local voluntary organisations on the ground wherever possible.”

The venue is Roseangle Arts Café and the timing for the first Event is 12:30 to 15:30 on 30 May 2019.

Find more information … email address in Invitation below.

Invitation to First Event

Programme

Some more info …

The Health Universities, Healthy Communities project brings students and staff from Scottish universities together with members of the local community to explore how we can work towards improving the health and wellbeing (HWB) of Scottish people. This project aims to create better understandings of how universities can promote and support HWB where we learn, work, live, and play.

To achieve this goal requires collective efforts from key stakeholders (community members, community leaders, third sector services, students, academic and professional services staff, policy makers, designers, and health and social care service providers) to co-create practical solutions alongside recommendations for policy and practice, based on current evidence and the experiences of those involved.

This important work will help to identify organisational strengths across universities in a variety of contexts and urban/rural settings, and areas for development in cooperation with local communities. The project team, in partnership with a diversity stakeholders, will facilitate the embedding of healthy universities in cooperative, interdependent relationships with their communities and inform decision-making in relation to HWB policies and strategies.

By bringing together a range of expertise from various people living in Scotland, we will actively seek to create opportunities for critical dialogue to promote different ways of working, foster innovation in everyday contexts of HWB, while strengthening the impact and reach of our universities.