Social Prescribing

  • IPC Health,
  • North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network,
  • Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University,
  • Brimbank City Council.
Main Component

Pilot of Social Prescribing – a free service available through IPC Health in Deer Park.GPs or health providers can refer a patient to an in-house IPC Health “Community Link Worker” to discuss their daily life, including things that act as barriers to better health and wellbeing. Barriers could include social isolation, unemployment, difficulty preparing healthy food or low levels of exercise.

The Community Link Worker works with the client to set achievable goals, decide what action they could take, and link them with appropriate community groups or services.

The Community Link Worker maintains contact with the client over time to offer support and encouragement.

Outcomes or Aims
Address unmet social needs, Social isolation
Currently Pilot
Phase 1 report due June 2020

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