The upcoming Arts + Health Forum: Social Prescriptions on June 14 will explore the rise of social prescription programs in America and examine them through a lens of health access, cultural equity and cross-sector partnerships.
Research has shown that engaging in social activities, such as arts & culture, can have real health benefits. “Social prescription” programs are one way that healthcare providers, insurance companies and arts partners are attempting to address barriers to access.
The following list of articles and resources provide more information related to the topic of social prescriptions as well as arts and health for you to review and share.
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- PBS Newshour piece about the announcement from the U.S. Surgeon General declaring new public health epidemic in America: loneliness
- Quick Study: Arts and the Surgeon General’s Health Advisory, podcast discussing arts programming in the context of the Surgeon General’s recent advisory on loneliness and isolation
- The Arts Can Liberate Us from Loneliness discussing how engagement with the arts leads to feeling less alone in the world
- Elysian Kogelmeier, Head of Growth at Denver based Artwork Archive, CBCA member and recent graduate of CBCA’s Leadership Arts program shares her personal connection between the arts and health through Artwork Archive’s work with Children’s Hospital Colorado: How Hospital Art Collections Became Very Personal.
- Other articles about the arts and health from the Artwork Archive blog:
- Social Prescribing USA https://socialprescribingusa.com/ and their resources: https://socialprescribingusa.com/resources
- Harvard: Design for Social Prescribing: Bridging Silos for Health Promotion – released their report on the October convening
- Your Brain On Art: How the Arts Transform Us, A Journey of Scientific Discovery and an Authoritative Guide to the Power of Art for Our Health and Wellbeing. Susan Magsamen, and Ivy Ross, 2023, (see also the NeuroArts Blueprint )
- CultureRx Initiative through Massachusetts Cultural Council
- The NeuroArts Blueprint and their recent Progress Report The Blueprint initiative, launched in 2019, is a partnership between the Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine & Society Program.
- Publications from Dr. Tasha. Golden. Recent blog: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ART IN “HEALTH”?
- Dr. Jill Sonke and the EpiArts Lab Research