The Danish Comitee for Health Education
Health – A Question of Balance
The Danish Committee for Health Education (DCHE) is a national, non-profit organisation, that provides health information services – books, leaflets, posters, apps, workshops, reports, and much more.
We are one of the largest publishers in Denmark – and one of a kind also. We are explorers and bridgebuilders; willing to also investigate, innovate, and inspire.
Based in Copenhagen, we try to connect people with knowledge and knowledge with people to make sure good research, ideas, and best practices are shared and used.
Our base is Copenhagen; Denmark is our main focus area. But we work across Europe to learn, share, educate, transform, and improve.
Whether in Denmark or elsewhere, our main priority is to build bridges across disciplines, and to empower people to handle both mental and physical challenges.
You can write us by clicking one of the links below – or join us via LinkedIn. But if you’re in Copenhagen, do visit; we believe in sharing ideas.
In Denmark, DCHE do more than produce trusted health information material on breastfeeding, exercise, diet, smoking cessation, drug abuse, infections, mental health, resilience, and wellbeing.
The DCHE currently run more than 50 projects on various interdisciplinary health issues such as cancer rehabilitation, anxiety, depression, pain, oral care, dementia, antibiotic resistance, returning to work after disease, and more.
We also work extensively on health promotion across sectors – strategically as well as in practice. We believe health to be a matter of balance in life.
See latest news about our international projects here.
A selection of international projects we’ve done (past and present):
DCHE – The Danish Comitee for Health Education.
Building bridges to empower and support health solutions
The Danish Committee for Health Education (DCHE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which was founded in 1964. More than 40 people are currently employed in DCHE.
DCHE has close working relations with public authorities like the Danish Ministry of Health, the National Board of Health and private organizations in the health field. The membership organizations are primarily professional associations in the health field and the associations of county councils and local authorities.
DCHE has worked extensively with patient empowerment during the last 10-15 years and gained solid expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating patient education, where the trainers consist of health professionals as well as volunteers of non-health professionals.
DCHE has been implementing these programmes in almost all 98 municipalities and at several hospitals in Denmark – using a combination of research, events, engagement activities, and political analysis to also create European impetus, e.g. by the founding of ENOPE – the European Network on Patient Empowerment – leading the PiSCE project, participating in the PRO STEP project, and now being the Danish representative in the Joint Action CHRODIS+.
As an additional spin off to continued dialogue and interest in the support of self-care as a healthcare priority, DCHE has led the establishment of Self-Care Initiative Europe – an international network of organisations now approved as the official self-care forum by DG Sante on the EU Health Policy Platform.
In patient empowerment and infection prevention, close cooperation with relatively autonomous Danish municipalities and their HCPs have been central in recruiting and engaging citizens.