Asset-based approaches in a health and wellbeing context
Asset-based approaches have a different starting point from other traditional approaches in health and care services.
We are sharing resources in this area below, please send suggestions to: [email protected].
Improvement and Development Agency
- A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being
This report from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) Healthy Communities Team is aimed at councils and their partners, local authority elected members, community health practitioners, public health professionals and non-executive directors of NHS Trusts. It sets out a set of coherent and structured techniques for putting asset principles and values into practice.
Health Empowerment Leverage Project
- NHS Alliance Charter for Community Development in Health
The HELP project was commissioned by the Department of Health to show how community development (CD) can be harnessed within the NHS. The website includes a video, a presentation and an evidence review.
Public Health England
- A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
This report, by Public Health England and NHS England, outlines a ‘family of approaches’ for evidence-based community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing. It aims to help create the conditions for community assets to thrive, to remove any barriers and for services to work alongside communities in ways that are empowering, engaging and meaningful. This guide demonstrates the diversity and richness of community-centred approaches and the need to take not just one approach.
The Health Foundation
- Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health-care
This report sets out some of the territory, opportunities and challenges in adopting asset-based approaches for improving health and wellbeing.
- Foot J., What Makes us Healthy? The asset approach in practice: evidence, action, evaluation (Jane Foot, 2012)
‘What makes us healthy?’ responds to many requests for more information on the evidence for the beneficial effects of assets such as social relationships and networks on health and wellbeing; ideas about how to put asset principles into practice; and help with assessing whether the new ways of working are having an impact.
Leeds Beckett University
- Bibliography and map of community-centred interventions for health and wellbeing
The bibliography and map present the results of a scoping review undertaken as part of a national knowledge translation project ‘Working with Communities – Empowerment, Evidence and Learning’ (2014-2015), jointly funded and steered by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE). This project aimed to support better, more effective working with communities on health and wellbeing through improving access to existing evidence and learning.
Greater Manchester Public Health Network
- Developing asset based approaches to primary care: Best practice guide
This is a practical guide for getting started and growing asset based care at scale. It highlights examples of asset based from both within Greater Manchester and beyond.