Making sense of social prescribing
Produced by the Social Prescribing Network at the University of Westminster, this is a new document which covers various aspects including – What is social prescribing; why do social prescribing; what do different models look like; what makes a good link worker; what makes a good referral; governance and risk management; evaluation
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What Makes Us Healthy?
The Health Foundation is launching a new series of infographics and accompanying blogs and commentaries to describe and explain the social determinants of health in an accessible and engaging way.
These determinants include political, social, economic, environmental and cultural factors which shape the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. Creating a healthy population requires greater action on these factors, not simply on treating ill health further down stream.
The first infographic shows the extent to which health is primarily shaped by factors outside the direct influence of health care and invites us to look at this bigger picture. It also highlights the gap of almost 20 years in health expectancy between people living in the most and least deprived areas of the UK – a gap that is explained not by our ability to see a doctor, but by differences in our experience of the things that make us healthy including good work, education, housing, resources, our physical environment and social connections. See The Health Foundation website for more.