Welcome to the NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service capacity building training programme for 2012 - 2013.
Health Promotion Service
The NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service leads the implementation of health promotion approaches to address health inequalities and improve health in populations across Lothian.
Health Promotion Service core functions:
- information and knowledge management
- programme and project development
- organisational and partnership development
- capacity and capability building.
Capacity building training programme
Capacity building is the development of skills, knowledge and the ability to engage with others. The capacity building training programme is an important part of what the Health Promotion Service offers, and is updated annually.
The purpose of the training programme is to increase the skills and knowledge of people working in the wider field of health improvement. The aim of the courses is to build confidence, explore attitudes and reinforce sound health promotion methodology. The content of the programme is determined by the Health Promotion Service strategy which is in line with current national and local strategies, policies and targets.
Reduction of health inequalities is key to all health promotion programmes.
We offer a range of FREE courses, and information regarding other development and learning opportunities.
This year’s programme continues to offer courses that develop the core skills needed for health promotion, and builds on the life stage approach introduced last year. The life stages that feature this year are early years, children and young people and adults. We are particularly pleased to be able to offer two courses related to the health needs of people with a learning disability.
To access courses and to find out more information including how to book, please go to - www.nhslothianhpstraining.com