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Addressing the future of arts in health in America: A White Paper commissioned by the National Organization for Arts in Health


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH)

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH)

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

This report proposes a framework for the development of a long-term coalition of stakeholders, led by the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH). The coalition’s purpose is to build capacity for future research, educational efforts, and workforce and resource development focusing on arts and humanities’ role in supporting an individual’s health and wellbeing and the community engagement needed to secure infrastructure across the healthcare and wellbeing continuum.

The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) in partnership with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Arts and Humanities Program of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital co-hosted a Leadership Summit at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in September 2018.

This resulting report proposes a framework for the development of a long-term coalition of stakeholders, led by NOAH, among the leaders present and the NOAH membership at large. The coalition’s purpose is to build capacity for future research, educational efforts, and workforce and resource development focusing on arts and humanities’ role in supporting an individual’s health and wellbeing and the community engagement needed to secure infrastructure across the healthcare and wellbeing continuum.

This report makes specific recommendations to enable NOAH to achieve this leadership role and plan for sustainability, which includes a three-year strategic business plan. Several organizations present pledged their support to assist NOAH in actualizing the opportunities
proposed, e. g., Americans for the Arts, which offered to help developing an advocacy platform for arts in health; the American Association for Medical Colleges, which offered bi-directional professional development within its more than 60 convenings; and Grantmakers in Health, which expressed interest in convening funders to become more knowledgeable about this important work.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) (2018). Addressing the future of arts in health in America. San Diego: NOAH.