Global Social Prescribing Alliance Webinar – Sustainable models of SP
How can we start and scale up social prescribing programmes through inter- and cross-sectoral collaboration and sustainable funding? Join the Global Social Prescribing Alliance’s first webinar in conversation with Professor Chris Drinkwater and Dr Kate Mulligan as they share their expertise and experience.
Dr Kate Mulligan leads the new Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing. She is a faculty member in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where her research and teaching focus on community health, health advocacy and healthy public policy. Kate is also a senior advisor on Determinants of Health and Knowledge Mobilization for the Canadian Red Cross and a member of the Toronto Board of Health.
Professor Chris Drinkwater CBE, FRCGP, FFPH(Hon), FRSA was an inner city GP in Newcastle for 23 years and he is now emeritus Professor of Primary Care Development at Northumbria University. He lead the establishment of HealthWORKS Newcastle as a City Challenge project in the early 1990s. From 2014 to July 2022 he chaired, Ways to Wellness, a charitable foundation established to deliver social prescribing at scale through a social impact bond in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is VCSE representative for the Child Health & Wellbeing Executive where he Chairs the Operational Oversight Committee. He is also a Director of the West End Schools Trust (8 inner city primary schools in Newcastle upon Tyne).
What is the Global Social Prescribing Alliance?
The Global Social Prescribing Alliance was established in 2021, to support the development and growth of Social Prescribing on a global scale. With members from multiple organisations and international partners from over 20 countries across the world, NASP (National Academy for Social Prescribing), the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute (UNSGII) are working together to spread and upscale social prescribing globally, and link this to the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Alliance aims to build a global community of partners working collaboratively to raise awareness of social prescribing, to share knowledge and innovative approaches that enable thriving communities to deliver a social revolution in their health and wellbeing while generating value.
Who is it for?
This is a free, public international event. We welcome academics, community groups, the voluntary and third sector and the healthcare sector who are interested in hearing about how social prescribing can be scaled in sustainable and effective ways.