Established in 2003 as Dundee Healthy Living Initiative, the Community Health Team is a partnership between NHS Tayside, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, Dundee City Council, and importantly, local people themselves. Our team provides capacity-building support to local people and practitioners to develop activities that will improve physical and mental health and wellbeing in designated communities in the city.
The Community Health Team uses a community development approach to improving health, which means adopting the following principles:
Local people identifying their own health needs and solutions
A social model of health
Reducing health inequalities
Empowerment and building community capacity