Health Creation is a route to wellness. It comes about when local people and professionals work together as equal partners and focus on what matters to people and their communities.Health Creation requires ‘asset-based’ skills characterised by the five features of health creating practices: listening and responding, truth-telling, strengths-focus, self-organising and power-shifting. When these five features are working, it provides the conditions for people to gain Control, make meaningful Contact with others and build Confidence. People need enough of the 3Cs of Health Creation to be well.
What People Need to Be Well?
To be well people need sufficient
How Do You Achieve This?
The 5 features of Health Creating practices
At the front-line, health creating practices are characterised by one or more of the five features.
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We have also adopted these five features as our own guiding principles and we activity seek to build them in to all aspects of how we run our business.
Embedding the five features into professional practices helps to create the conditions for people to increase their levels of the 3 Cs so that day-to-day work with people becomes more health creating.
How Do You Embed These 5 Features?
This can be achieved by:
New NHS Alliance represents the avant-garde of modern medicine. We must go beyond pills and procedures if we are going to make a real impact on the health of our patients and communities. Creating health is about the long-term survival of our health services and society itself. Dr Michael Dixon OBE, GP, Co-Chair National Clinical Social Prescribing Champion for NHS England, Chair College of Medicine.
The Health Creation Framework has been developed through listening carefully to people with lived-experience and those people with a track record of working with communities to enable transformation.
It works because it is based on the lived-experience of disadvantaged people whose lives have been changed for the better – they tell us that these are the key things that made the difference to them.