The Social Prescribing Practice Support Program (SP PSP) supports primary health care providers and teams to build their knowledge and awareness around social prescribing and how this approach can enhance our work.
The program is designed for all primary health care providers working in team-based family practice, as well as chronic disease management and wellness settings, who are interested in learning more about social prescribing. Since social prescribing involves coordination between the primary health care system and social and community supports/services, this tool may also benefit community organizations.
The social determinants of health play a role in people's overall health. A social prescribing approach allows us to address all aspects of a person health within the health care system.
The Social Prescribing Practice Support Program (SP PSP) provides information on:
- Current evidence around social prescribing
- What is happening now in Canada, Nova Scotia, and around the world
- Overview of current state of social prescribing in the primary health care system
This practice support program includes an interactive, self-directed module and videos adapted to meet the unique needs of all primary health care providers in Nova Scotia.
This is an interactive and self-directed education module designed to provide learning around what social prescribing is, the current evidence, and the current state.
Social Prescribing Primary Health Care Information Session
An information session was held for all primary health care staff and community partners. This session included an overview of social prescribing, an in-depth presentation from the Canadian Institute of Social Prescribing, a story from Dr. Essam, a physician champion from the UK, and some planning for the next steps. The session was recorded and divided into four sections for easier viewing.
Overview of Social Prescribing
Canadian Institue of Social Prescribing