Political and strategic commitment

Working with volunteers as a resource to reach children and young people in deprived areas with health promoting activities, should be seen as a strategic tool for the local health authorities.

The Healthy Children Concept therefore recommends that local health authorities establish strong political and strategic commitment to support the concept of working with volunteers as local health ambassadors, which should be seen as an investment for the local authorities.

In order to make the Healthy Children Concept sustainable as a strategic tool on local level, resources should be ensured to continue the training activities of volunteers. Hence, the importance to create political and strategic commitment, convincing the political and strategic level in the local health authorities, that working with volunteers and civil society organisations to promote public health, is a positive and long-term investment.

In the following you can find material and examples on how to create political and strategic commitment on a local level.

Common Tools and Guidelines

Gathering Evidence Template
This template has been developed to help local health authorities to gather useful knowledge and good examples in order to develop a community health ambassador concept and associated training programme, especially knowledge on how and where a local authority can recruit health ambassadors, how they should be trained, how local authorities ensure continuous commitment and how to involve civil society organisations in the work.

Local Good Practice Examples

 

If you want to know more about what has happened in your country and want to see material, please contact your local partner. See partner list here

Working with volunteers as a resource to reach children and young people in deprived areas with health promoting activities, should be seen as a strategic tool for the local health authorities.

The Healthy Children Concept therefore recommends that local health authorities establish strong political and strategic commitment to support the concept of working with volunteers as local health ambassadors, which should be seen as an investment for the local authorities.

In order to make the Healthy Children Concept sustainable as a strategic tool on local level, resources should be ensured to continue the training activities of volunteers. Hence, the importance to create political and strategic commitment, convincing the political and strategic level in the local health authorities, that working with volunteers and civil society organisations to promote public health, is a positive and long-term investment.

In the following you can find material and examples on how to create political and strategic commitment on a local level.

Common Tools and Guidelines

Gathering Evidence Template
This template has been developed to help local health authorities to gather useful knowledge and good examples in order to develop a community health ambassador concept and associated training programme, especially knowledge on how and where a local authority can recruit health ambassadors, how they should be trained, how local authorities ensure continuous commitment and how to involve civil society organisations in the work.

Local Good Practice Examples

 

If you want to know more about what has happened in your country and want to see material, please contact your local partner. See partner list here