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The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Canada invites you to a session on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and the application to population health management, health equity, social prescribing and integrated care. IFIC Canada is proud to welcome esteemed ABCD practitioner and thought leader Cormack Russell as the featured speaker.

Cormac is the Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths-based approaches in Kenya, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.

Asset Based Community Development approach focuses on the strengths, resources and capabilities within communities. As opposed to imposing change and defining outcomes for communities, an ABCD approach empowers communities to define and be the drivers of their own social, economic, environmental, and political change. This program will focus on ACBD and its application to advancing integrated health and social care, social prescribing and outcomes that are defined by the community.

Participants will learn about the types of assets that are critical for enhancing local well-being and the loci of change, as well as the knowledge to put theory into meaningful practice.

This event is hosted by the North American Centre for Integrated Care at DLSPH and IFIC Canada in partnership with IFIC.

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