Community Development Health Network

Community Development Health Network

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) was established in 1995 and is the only regional community development and health infrastructure support organisation in Northern Ireland.

CDHN works towards its mission through three strategic aims:

  • Networking – sharing and developing best practice
  • Influencing Policy – supporting members to influence policy development
  • Campaigning – mainstreaming the message that community development is an effective method for tackling health inequalities

CDHN is a membership organisation with 1800 contacts and 400 organisations signed up to our statement of values who are working on community development and health in both the community and voluntary sectors and the statutory sector.

CDHN is a values based organisation: we believe that health is a human right and is defined by a range of issues, not just the absence of ill health.


  • To be the leading organisation championing community development approaches to tackling health inequalities.
  • To be a centre of expertise that develops best practice, advances knowledge and develops tools for action.
  • To ensure that communities can define and represent their own health needs and design and implement radical solutions.


CDHN works closely with members through its core membership services under the Pathways to Health project, funded by the Big Lottery. CDHN also runs the Building Community Pharmacy project in partnership with the DHSSPS Pharmacy Branch. We support members through networking events, one-off conference and seminar events and through Health Bytes – our monthly newsletter which goes to all contacts and our website:

Contact Details

NICVA will not disclose any contact details further to those published by the organisation below.


Community Development Health Network
30a Mill Street
Co Down
BT34 1EY
United Kingdom


028 3026 4606


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