“Las Fuentes Activa”: A project for Social Prescribing in a Community

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Formento Marín N, Aparicio Juez S, Andrés Agorreta P, García Júlvez M. “Las fuentes activa”. Proyecto de recomendación de activos en una comunidad. Metas Enferm jul/ago 2019; 22(6):49-56.


Natalia Formento Marín1, Saray Aparicio Juez2, Patricia Andrés Agorreta3, María García Júlvez4


1Especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Unidad de Rodilla y Cirugía Plástica. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza2Especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Unidad de Cuidados Críticos de Traumatología. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza3Especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Unidad de Cuidados Coronarios. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza4Especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Servicios de Urgencias. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza

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Natalia Formento Marín. C/ López Allué, 4. 50005 Zaragoza.

Contact email: natalia.formento7@gmail.com


Health is not an element isolated from the environment, because it is influenced by the social drivers of health. Currently, there is lack of coordination between social and healthcare services, which prevents a correct coverage of the population needs. The Social Prescribing approach encourages the ability of persons and the community to use their own resources in order to promote their health and wellbeing.
This article goes through the stages conducted for the preparation of a Social Prescribing Project in the Las Fuentes area, in Zaragoza, for the referral of patients to community resources by social and health professionals from Primary Care: 1) To analyze the characteristics of the population; 2) To identify the needs of the population; 3) To define the persons targeted by the project; 4) To map the services in the area; 5) To determine the resources in the area and classify them in an electronic platform enabled to process Social Prescribing; and 6) To define the Social Prescribing Process and its evaluation. It is expected that the implementation of this project will promote actions targeted to health promotion and prevention, reduce the excessive frequency of visits and medicalization in Primary Care, reduce social isolation by linking elderly persons to the Community, improve also the knowledge of the resources in the area by the public health center professionals, thus promoting social support, and establish a Social Prescribing System under protocol by the public health center.


Social Prescribing Model; community health agents; health promotion; community networks; Community Health Nursing; Primary Care; Primary Care

Versión en Español


“Las fuentes activa”. Proyecto de recomendación de activos en una comunidad