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[Webinar] Social prescribing: The Value of a Holistic Patient Navigation Support on Equity

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"Undesirable social determinants of health (such as wealth, language and/or sociocultural barriers, living in minority situations, etc) lead to higher risks of poor health outcomes and impede access to services and resources that can address or counteract their effect.

Social prescribing, is an approach commonly embedded in primary care, to refer patients to resources that can address patients’ unmet health and social needs, and help them access services and navigate through the system. A recent research study demonstrated the benefits of a holistic patient-centered navigation approach to achieve higher and more equitable patient access to needed resources. This model, and the plan for its scale and spread, will be presented at this webinar.


• Kiran Saluja, Researcher, Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

• Karen Rita James, Patient Partner

• Nathalie Bourgoin, Navigator, Centre for Rural &Northern Health Research, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

• Pam Hillier, Executive Director, Community Connection/211 Central East Ontario


• Simone Dahrouge, Associate Professor and Scientist, University of Ottawa

Learning Objectives:

• Apply the quintuple aims to evaluate social prescribing.

• Understand the navigation approach that lead to better patient access and its limitations.

• Consider the value of a Researcher: non-profit organization partnerships."

Social prescribing: The Value of a Holistic Patient Navigation Support on Equity

  • By

    Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU)

  • Published

    Apr 10, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Age-friendly Communities
    • General Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Funders
    • Government
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
  • Category
    • Advocacy
    • Best Practices
    • CBSS Supports & Services
    • Impact Stories
    • Recorded webinar


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