Resources

Newsletters
U.S. Social Prescribing Programs/Initiatives Padlet
Media
Research/Evidence
Toolkits
U.S. Resources
International Resources

On the lighter side…

U.S. Social Prescribing Programs/Initiatives Padlet

Media

Take this dance class and call me in the morning. NYT. April 17, 2024.

Can Global Population Aging Spark New Partnership Models? Sophie Okolo, MPH. March 13, 2024. Forbes. Quotes Dr. Alan Siegel as to role of social prescribing in addressing aging.

Social Prescribing: Healing People Through Community. Alison L.R. Kuhn, Christina A. Rariden. January 8, 2024. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

What are social prescriptions and how should they be integrated into care plans. AMA J Ethics. 2023;25(11):E795-801. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2023.795.

UCSF Magazine: A Prescription for Loneliness. What a tiny grassroots program in the Tenderloin is teaching doctors about healing through human connection. Ariel Bleicher, UCSF Magazine Winter 2023.

Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Ballroom Dance or a Day at the Museum. Time Magazine. Rachel Chen. JUNE 15, 2022.

Research/Evidence

Evidence for Social Prescribing for Better Health. From The Connection Cure website.

         Breaks down into:  Movement, Nature, Art, Service, & Belonging

Evidence for Social Prescribing for Better Healthcare. From The Connection Cure website.

         Breaks down into:  Reduced Healthcare Visits, Reduced Costs, Prevented Diseases,                                           Better Health Worker Morale, & Better Health Outcomes

REPORT: Social Prescribing, The Evidence Base. U.K., October, 2022.

University of Florida EpiArts Lab – core U.S. research lab on social prescribing

NASP Evidence Page – evidence on social prescribing

Global Developments in Social Prescribing, BMJ, 2022. Lead author and SP USA founding director Dan Morse does a survey of programs around the globe.

A slide deck outlining the evidence for community-based activities on people’s health and wellbeing: Arts, Nature, Volunteering

Parks Rx America: Evidence briefs demonstrating the role of nature on health and wellbeing

 

Toolkits

 Arts on Prescription: A Field Guide for US Communities Includes arts and nature.

Change the Story / Change the WorldTasha Golden & Jill Sonke: Arts on Prescription. A great podcast about social prescribing and specifically about the Arts on Prescription Field Guide.

A Toolkit on How to Implement Social Prescribing | World Health Organization

Social Prescribing: A Resource for Health Professionals. 2023 Centre for Effective Practice, Canada

Design for Social Prescribing Bridging Silos for Health Promotion, Harvard’s School of Public Health Design (D) Lab 2023

USA Resources

Evidence

A slide deck outlining the evidence for community-based activities on people’s health and wellbeing: Arts, Nature

Volunteering

Parks Rx America: Evidence briefs demonstrating the role of nature on health and wellbeing

Implementation

Movement making

International Resources

What is Social Prescribing – Two minute video (UK)

How to provide social prescribing services – U.K. 

Information for social prescribing link workers – National Academy for Social Prescribing (UK)

What is Social Prescribing and personalized care – National Academy for Social Prescribing (UK)

Social prescribing animation – Healthy London Partnership

Making Sense of Social Prescribing – University of Westminster

How-to guides and case studies

Toolkit on how to implement social prescribing – World Health Organization 2022

Social prescribing – a guide for local authorities

Quality Assurance for Social Prescribing – The National Lottery Community Fund

Evidence and reports

What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing? A scoping review Nov 2019 – World Health Organisation, November 2019

A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications – University of Westminster

    Videos

      Social Prescribing Day (March 14, 2024) webinar 

      A panel of Social Prescribing innovators discuss the landscape for social prescribing, the latest in arts and health research, and the benefits of nature to well-being.
      Featuring:

      • Julia Hotz, Author, The Connection Cure (1st U.S. book on Social Prescribing), to be released June 12, 2024.

      Special thanks to Jennifer Kuo, Joshua Hill, Liz Rubel

        A live, in-person conversation held on March 14, 2024 with local and national social prescribing leaders and organizations, including: