At our event on the 26th of January 2023, we brought VHS members and partners together to discuss partnership working for health.
The clear overwhelming message from the third sector is that we want to be more involved in future public health interventions to reduce inequalities. The COVID-19 vaccine programme has provided us with multiple positive examples of how partnership working can benefit communities and individuals.
Third sector and voluntary organisations are trusted by the communities we serve and are therefore well placed to support future public health interventions. The sector is already working with communities who are often underserved and falling through the cracks of services.
At this event we discussed how can we enable partnerships to be nurtured and sustained to make sure that those often-underserved groups are supported by trusted community voices to access healthcare.
We heard presentations from:
- Kimberley Somerside, Policy and Engagement Lead at Voluntary Health Scotland View the PowerPoint Presentation here.
- Dr Lewis Clarke, Research and Policy Officer, HIV Scotland View the PowerPoint Presentation here.
You can read the Key Messages here: Members Meet – Broader Reach and Stronger Voice
Please contact Lauren Blair with any questions.