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Provincial Learning Event: Social Prescribing & Older Adults
April 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Social prescribing or social prescription is a relatively new approach that brings together social and medical models of health care. In this presentation, we provide an overview of social prescribing based on the results of our two recent systematic reviews for this topic.
Sanya Grover: Sanya is a second year medical student at the University of British Columbia. Prior to medicine, she completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Her research interests are focused on understanding the definition and implementation of person-centered care, as well as exploring other healthcare concepts such as reablement and more recently, social prescribing.
Maureen Ashe: Maureen is a professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC, Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility, and a physiotherapist. Maureen’s research interests include interventions to encourage older adults’ engagement in physical activity, behavior change, digital health, and models of care such as reablement and social prescribing.