Social Prescribing in Ontario Progress Report
The Alliance for Healthier Communities has piloted Rx: Community – Social Prescribing in Ontario to adapt this model and measure its impacts in our context. Member centres are already places of belonging, providing social and community supports as a part of comprehensive primary health care. The pilot formalizes this work of belonging by creating intentional pathways between clinical care and non-clinical supports, and tracking this process and its impacts on clients, providers and the wider community. Early results from the pilot corroborate what we know intuitively – that people are healthier when they are connected to social and community supports and when they are empowered to play meaningful roles in both their own health and the health of their wider community.