One Nation One Project

A major national evaluation of social prescribing across 22 sites in the US

Partnership with Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida

In this project we are supporting the evaluation of social prescribing initiatives in 22 sites in the US, building on prior statistical findings and work in the UK. Within this work, we will:

  1. Analyse the impact of social prescribing across the sites, using original scales that we will develop for the US, based on UK instruments
  2. Use the NHS England Social Prescribing Outcomes Framework to map impacts across individuals, community groups and health systems
  3. Apply an implementation science research framework to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and suitability of the programs

We will also develop a set of key common outcomes for social prescribing in the US. After first identifying common outcomes in social prescribing studies around the world, we will then conduct focus groups in 18 communities in partnership with the One Nation/One Project initiative. With our findings from this we will:

  • establish an outcomes framework for guiding social prescribing development and research in the US; and
  • inform future development of a formal core outcomes set (COS) for evaluating social prescribing in the US.


University of Florida, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts (USA), Pabst Steinmetz Foundation

Programme area

Clinical trials and implementation science, Complexity Science



Principal Investigator

Dr Daisy Fancourt, UCL
Dr Jill Sonke, University of Florida

UCL Research Team

Dr Daniel Hayes
Dr Alexandra Burton
Alexandra Bradbury
Dr Feifei Bu



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