This report is an independent review examining the most pressing and widespread health inequalities in England at the time of publication (2010) and proposing the most effective evidence-based policy strategies for reducing them. Policy actions developed in the report are based on the following six objectives:
A report by Voluntary Arts England on the effect of arts participation on wellbeing and health is a collection of interviews conducted in 2009 with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
A Department of Health review evaluating the visual art of three of Scotland’s newest hospitals to support the contribution of the arts identified by Department of Health Working Group on Arts and Health report in 2006.
The goal of this concept paper by the Canadian Council on Social Development is to discuss alternative conceptualizations of “community vitality” and its component parts and to propose an initial set of measures for inclusion in this domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW).
Excerpts from Arts Health Network Canada-BC2010 Business Plan – summarising the importance of the arts in the range of health contexts and the impact on key determinants of health.Featured publication
A research study of a specifically designed programme of arts participation for older people diagnosed with dementia living within a supported residential setting.
This Resource Pack celebrates music and the benefits of its use in working with older people. The idea of the pack is to bring together findings from the Rhythm of Life project run by Live Music Now and provide a resource for activity ...
This strategy document ‘Arts and Health: Policy and Strategy’ (2010-14) is currently guiding the Arts and health policy in Ireland, alongside ‘Making Great Art Work: Arts Council Strategy (2016-2025)’.
This evaluation assesses the contribution of the Bealtaine festival to promoting the participation of older people in the arts in Ireland, and to improving the health and wellbeing of the people who participate.