Hosted by Alliance for Healthier communities
Social Prescribing is a holistic approach to healthcare that combines social and medical models of health and wellness. It bridges the gap between clinical and social care by referring patients to local, non-clinical services chosen according to the client’s interests, goals, and gifts. These community-led, non-clinical services remove barriers to health equity while empowering clients to better manage their own health, develop new skills, and build connections with people who have similar interests and backgrounds. For more info about the Alliance’s ongoing work in social prescribing, learn more about our partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) in the Links2Wellbeing project or check out our page on Social Prescribing.
Clinicians, health and/or social service providers, researchers, policy-makers, and anyone new to social prescribing and interested in learning more is welcome to join! For the first time, healthcare and community-based professionals across Canada will convene to discuss successful practices in implementation, current challenges, and potential solutions for scaling up the national social prescribing movement.
The event will consist of plenary, concurrent, and experiential sessions. Most importantly, it will offer intersectoral networking opportunities to connect and collaborate with others passionate about embedding social prescribing into our health care system.
Register by 5:00pm on Friday, September 30 to receive a special social prescribing themed conference package mailed to your door.