Meeting Social Needs in an Integrated Health System: Social Prescribing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Wed, May 27, 2020

Time:    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Registration Link: 

On May 27 at 12:30 pm, the Alliance for Healthier Communities invites you to join James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England, for a webinar focused on Social Prescribing in lieu of the cancelled in-person event in March.

As Ontario continues to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of integrating health care and social supports is more critical than ever. While it is heartening to hear so many stories of informal community care, mutual aid and caremongering already underway across local communities, we must act now to ensure that these important gains continues to be deepened and strengthened in formal healthcare and community support delivery.

  • Keynote by James Sanderson, Interim CEO, UK National Academy for Social Prescribing and Director of Personalised Care, National Health Service England
  • Rx: Community – Social Prescribing in Ontario findings by
    • Dr. Kate Mulligan, Director of Health & Social Policy, Alliance for Healthier Communities and Assistant Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health
    • Dr. Jennifer Rayner, Director of Research & Evaluation, Alliance for Healthier Communities; Assistant Professor at Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Research Professor at Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Western University

Updates and additional details will be available on the event webpage