“Poor and unequal living conditions are the consequence of deeper structural conditions that together fashion the way societies are organised – poor social policies and programmes, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics” (Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, 2008)
CDHN works to strengthen decision makers, practitioners and communities understanding as to how social policies and programmes interact with social determinants of health and influence health inequalities. We achieve this through the provision of information, workshops, advocacy and policy responses.
CDHN advocate for the political empowerment and inclusion of all groups in policy and decision making. We support our members on their journey of political empowerment by helping them understand social policy; how it is made, the structures and systems which create and deliver social policy. We provide opportunities and support for engagement between policy makers, communities and practitioners.