Active Global Citizenship
Active Global Citizenship within NHS Scotland is based on three key principles: the understanding that inequity leads to health inequality; poverty causes poor health; and climate change is a public health emergency.
Everyone can get involved in active global citizenship by making the connections between our day-to-day decisions at home and the potential impact these choices have on people who live in low and middle-income countries.
Contact your local NHS Board Lead Champion to be connected into local activity to support Active Global Citizenship in your Health Board.
There are a number of resources available to those looking to increase their understanding of and become involved in Active Global Citizenship.
- How the NHS is embracing global citizenship – A reflective piece authored by Dr Emily Broadis, Chair of the NHS Global Citizenship Lead Champions network.
- The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland.
- The Faculty of Public Health offer a number of resources on Sustainable Development and Climate Change
- Bridge47 offer a resource library of global citizenship materials
- Scotdec provide a range of useful resources on global citizenship – primarily aimed at educators and your people
- CISV International provide links to a range of books, movies and videos relating to global citizenship
- University of Strathclyde Centre of Sustainable Development
You can also contribute to improving Policy Coherence in Scotland by contributing to the International Development Alliance WIKI