Good health and Wellbeing – Social Prescribing: Global Social Prescribing Alliance Playbook

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Global Social Prescribing Alliance (GSPA)

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National Academy for Social Prescribing

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The Global Social Prescribing Playbook is aimed at people and organisations leading local, national, and international implementation of social prescribing.

The Global Social Prescribing Alliance (GSPA), a group of worldwide partners who recognise that what keeps us well is more than medicine. The Alliance’s vision is to: “Enable thriving communities to deliver a social revolution for their health and wellbeing while generating value”. The Alliance’s work supports the implementation of UN sustainable development goal 3 – “good health and wellbeing”.

The Playbook aims to:

• Explain what social prescribing is and clarify the role of the link worker
• Help leaders to plan how they can work with community groups, voluntary organisations and civic society to increase the number of community activities available, including across physical activity, financial wellbeing, arts and culture and nature
• Outline the impact of social prescribing and the opportunity it brings to people, society, economy and healthcare system
• Outline the building blocks of social prescribing
• Provide helpful self-assessment checklists and tools to help leaders to work co-productively with communities
• Support leaders to get clinical engagement and develop clinical champions for social prescribing
• Outline helpful ways to set up impact monitoring for social prescribing


Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

National Academy for Social Prescribing (2021). Good health and Wellbeing – Social Prescribing: Global Social Prescribing Alliance Playbook. UK: National Academy for Social Prescribing. ====== TAGGING & CONTEXT ======