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Grant Reilly


11th January 2022


A Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing

Harnessing the power of information for renewal and recovery Action Plan Refresh 2021-2023

The Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing Action Plan lays foundations for a cross-sectoral national network that will establish libraries as the go-to place in their communities for:

  • Trusted health and wellbeing information, in digital and other media
  • Digital, information and health literacy skills and access
  • Facilitated reading and storytelling for personal growth and therapeutic support
  • Social interaction and empathic help and support – both face to face and digital

This network will enable more resilient, healthier communities to emerge from the COVID pandemic. It will support the movement to a health and wellbeing service model co-designed with citizens, and partners in health and social care, the community and the third sector, with a focus on self-management and preventing ill-health.

Development and implementation of this plan is led in partnership by DHI, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, the Scottish Library and Information Council, and the Scottish Government Health Literacy and Self-Management team. It is supported by COSLA and by a wide range of health and social care partners.

A virtual launch event for the action plan, with the opportunity to learn about how to get involved in pathfinder projects, is planned for 22 February 1000-1200.

Please email Ann Wales for more information.

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