Health policy

What Works for Wellbeing guide for measuring impact on wellbeing

What Works for Wellbeing has published a practical guide for small to medium-sized charities or social enterprises seeking to measure their impact on wellbeing – whether this is in terms of health, education or employment. The guide will help you design questions and analyse their results.

Reimagining Community Care

The King’s Fund has published a comprehensive report exploring NHS community services and calling for greater input for voluntary services.

The report analyses the current provision of community services and decries the silos which create challenges in health and care provision.

Quick guide to partnerships between arts organisations and health commissioners

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has co-produced The Art of the Possible with the Association of Directors of Public Health to support closer partnership work to prevent illness and improve existing conditions.

Personal perspectives on urban health and wellbeing

A new Guy’s and St Thomas' charity report (attached) combines data, expert opinion and lived experience to look at the complex interaction between the assets and risks of urban environment, diversity and deprivation, and their impact on health.

Poverty medicine: General practice and vulnerable patients

An assessment by GP Jonathan Tomlinson of vulnerability, poverty, and resilience, their relationship with health and healthcare, and what this requires of GPs, policy makers and patient advocates.

The Art of Commissioning: Report and video from the Cultural Commissioning Programme

A report and video resulting from the three-year Cultural Commissioning Programme, designed to help health commissioners better engage with the arts and cultural sector.

LSE festival on arts and health – video

Watch the LSE’s literary festival from 23 February 2016, focused on the arts and health – and making the economic case for arts interventions in health.

Watch here

At the Heart of Health: Realising the value of people and communities

'At the Heart of Health: Realising the value of people and communities' is a recently-published report by NESTA and the Health Foundation which strengthens the case for people taking an active role in their own health and care.

National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing publishes All Party Parliamentary Group minutes

As previously reported in this newsletter the new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing met for the first time in early July.

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