Social Prescribing in Ontario
Author: Dr. Jennifer Rayner, Dr. Kate Mulligan, Jason Rehel, Sara Bhatti, Sonia Hsiung
Topic: Health, Research and evaluation
Publisher: Alliance for Healthier Communities
Location: Canada, Ontario
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: March 25, 2020

Research has shown that even short-term isolation can have long-term impacts to mental health. Social and community supports are essential for vulnerable persons, especially during times of severe impacts to routine and imposed social distancing. This report discusses the findings of the Rx: Community - Social Prescribing in Ontario pilot, using social prescribing as a tool to better connect social and clinical care and broaden the definition of health and well-being. 

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