City and Hackney Public Health Community Champions Programme

Volunteer Centre Hackney, in partnership with Hackney Council for Voluntary Service (HCVS) and the City and Hackney Public Health team, is proud to be leading the Public Health Community Champions programme.

Community Champions are local people who support their communities to improve health and wellbeing. They share key health messages to make communities more aware of local services and how to access them. They also collaborate with health and care organisations to share local insight and inform the design and development of services.

Who can be involved?

Anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers within Hackney or the City of London.

What does the role of a Public Health Community Champion involve?

  • Distributing key public health messages amongst personal and professional networks either face-to-face, via phone, on social media, or by sharing printed materials.
  • Communicating directly with specialist clinicians and Public Health team colleagues to share local insight and raise questions or concerns.
  • Using the support received from Volunteer Centre Hackney and the Public Health team to respond to questions and concerns from communities.

To help Community Champions share information with their communities, we provide regular updates using the following channels:

  • WhatsApp
  • E-mail
  • Phone calls
  • Online video calls and meetings

Sign up to be a Community Champion. Please email phcc@vchackney.org. if you would like to become a Community Champion or find out more.

Existing Community Champions can access useful resources by clicking the button below.