What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is an intentional and structured way of connecting people with a range of local, non-medical services, to address the social determinants of health (add link to the SDOH). Social prescribing can look different for each individual and community depending on resources and supports. Health Equity is a cornerstone of effective social prescribing. Successfully implementing a social prescribing program means removing the barriers clients experience.
Instead of asking “what is the matter with you?", let’s start asking “what matters to you?”
How does Social Prescribing Work?
Examples of Social Prescribing at RCHS
- A pool pass
- Membership to a seniors recreation group
- Art therapy class
- Men’s connection group
- Cooking groups
A social prescription could be:
- Joining a walking group
- Going to a museum
- Taking a painting class
- Being in a choir
Interested in Social Prescribing?
RCHS' Social Prescribing Program is open to all clients and community members. You can access this program by asking your healthcare provider for a referral or by reaching out to RCHS directly at 613-269-3400.
Social Prescribing is powered by volunteers. Do you have a talent or passion that you would be willing to share with others? Please click here to learn more about volunteering at RCHS.