Social Prescribing: A Resource for Health Professionals was developed using the Centre for Effective Practice’s (CEP’s) integrated knowledge translation approach as part of the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care (KTinPC) Initiative. This approach ensures that clinicians are engaged throughout the development processes through the application of user-centered design methodology. Clinical leadership of the resource was provided by Dr. Dominik Nowak. End users and clinical experts were also engaged to provide feedback. This tool’s development was completed in collaboration with the Alliance for Healthier Communities, the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing and the Academic Family Health Team at Unity Health Toronto. Funded by the Ministry of Health, the KTinPC Initiative supports primary care clinicians with a series of clinical tools and health information resources. Learn more about the KTinPC Initiative.
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