As health creation, community-centred and asset-based approaches to health and care rise in prominence nationally, our work has been featured in a number of articles, podcasts, webinars and conference presentations by leading health journals, think tanks and organisations. For those new to our work, the following links provide a great introduction.
Other features are listed at Growing Health Together (@GH_Together) / Twitter and on our News page
Medical journal the BMJ commissioned our director, Dr Gillian Orrow, to write this short article summarising the concept behind Growing Health Together Designing an ecological approach to health (bmj.com)
Early in the journey of Growing Health Together, the BMJ’s editor Fiona Godlee, and Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare’s Ray Moynihan recognised the potential of Growing Health Together as a model of sustainable healthcare. They interviewed our director, Gillian, to find out more: ‘Community healthcare leads the way’
NHS Confederation wrote this case report on Growing Health Together, succinctly summarising our work for a professional audience who may look to adopt similar approaches elsewhere.
This was part of a longer report written by Hashum Mahmood on Integration and innovation in action: population health | NHS Confederation
In addition to the promotion video, featured on our homepage, NHS Surrey Heartlands commissioned this short film for professional audiences, giving more detail into some of our initiatives.
NHS England » Next steps for integrating primary care: Fuller stocktake report
Commissioned by NHS CEO Amanda Pritchard and led by Professor Claire Fuller, CEO of NHS Surrey Heartlands, this report sets out future visions for primary care and we are proud that Growing Health Together features as a case study.
Growing Health Together co-founders Katherine and Gillian contributed to the shaping of this report, particularly in relation to work around prevention and communities, alongside colleagues from elsewhere in the U.K.
Growing Health Together was featured twice alongside luminary guests in this excellent webinar series on health creation: Building a healthy and health-creating society – SALUS to mark the launch of Lord Nigel Crisp’s game-changing book “Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs”.
On the 9th November 2021 our colleagues were interviewed alongside Lord Nigel Crisp and Sir Sam Everington, and on 22nd October 2020 (before Growing Health Together was formally commissioned) alongside leaders in health creation Professor Donna Hall, Chair of New Local, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of NHS Confederation, and Merron Simpson, CEO of the Health Creation Alliance.
Our work is just one example of an emerging wider movement of health professionals working alongside the communities they serve, and with nature, in order to co-create healthier conditions for people and planet.
Those interested in our work may also be interested to learn about: Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV): Communities Driving Health Equity, Health Connections Mendip, and Healthier Fleetwood