The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.

Strategic Plan

Our aims are to:

Release capacity to improve people’s lives and health by:
  •      advancing knowledge and understanding of community development

  •      supporting our members to plan, deliver and measure the impact of community development actions

  •      leading an active and engaged network with members as a key source of CDHN’s experience and expertise

Influence change towards a fairer and more equal society by:
  •    ensuring that key stakeholders know and understand CDHN and engage with its work

  •    facilitating the network to use its expertise to ensure policy and decision makers understand and value the

        context of people’s lives

  •    advocating for and supporting the use of community development to change structures and processes that

        are unfair and unjust