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Learning from Practice: Joint Action for Equity – Fostering healthy aging through partnerships and social prescribing

This story from practice outlines how the Community Action and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) program worked with community non-profit organizations to prevent frailty and promote health, demonstrating an opportunity to enhance public health partnership. Social prescribing is highlighted as an intervention which supports client-centered action on the social determinants of health.

Learning from Practice: Joint Action for Equity - Working together to holistically support the underhoused population during COVID-19

This story outlines how Cool Aid community organization and their partners responded to support people made vulnerable by their housing situation in Victoria, British Columbia during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Equity, community, collaboration, and holistic care were centered. Principles and practices to support improved relationships between community, primary care and public health are highlighted.