A Guide to Community-Centred Approaches for Health and Wellbeing

Organization: NHS England
Country: UK
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"This guide sets out a conceptual framework for working with communities, and summarizes the different types of interventions available as well as signposting key research. It include an evidence scan and catalog of examples for building ”confident and connected communities” for social health and well-being, as well as better healthcare delivery. Attention is paid to capacity development, especially for disadvantaged communities. The report provides: • the rationale for working with communities • how community life is a major determinant of health and key concepts • the family of community-centred approaches • an overview of the evidence base, outcomes and economic issues • conclusions and implications for local leaders and commissioners. "