Art, Health, and Well-Being in America

Authors: Patricia Dewey Lambert, Donna Betts, Judy Rollins, Jill Sonke, Katie White Swanson

Link: https://www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/NOAHWhiteaperOnlineEd.pdf

Description:

In communities large and small, the arts are used daily to reduce the experience of pain, help patients express needs and emotions, and create a welcoming and uplifting environment – a path to joy for those who may feel disheartened. Such moments are made possible by a diverse group of professions providing an ever-expanding array of initiatives that engage the arts, humanities, and design in the service of health and well-being. This paper introduces these inspiring areas of practice and lays a foundation to connect, unify, and elevate the full arena of the arts, health, and well-being in America.

Published by: National Organization for Arts in Mental Health

Publication Date: 2017

Country: United States

Language: English

Type: Reports/Papers