Communities and Health
- 30 October 2018
- Posted by: Gabrielle Knipe
- Category: Resources
The King’s Fund have released a publication on communities and health.
The role of communities in improving health is receiving increasing, and long overdue, attention in health policy and practice. Stronger recognition of the role communities can play and greater involvement are needed if there is to be a successful move to population health systems. As part of this shift in focus, sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems need to take the role communities can play in improving and sustaining good health seriously.
There is a long history to draw on and much expertise – for example, in local government – of working with communities for health, but the approaches that are used are understood in many different ways and can be confusing. While this explainer cannot do justice to the full range of approaches, it is a starting point for those wishing to understand more. We provide a reading list for those who want to explore this topic further. The Fund will also be doing further work in this area over the coming year.
To read the full publication see here.