ISBN: 978-0-9556-2259-5

Arts & Health Inspire, Engage, Involve: Dudley Annual Report, the Director of Public Health 2013

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Office of Public Health Dudley Council

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Office of Public Health Dudley Council

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This 2013 annual report from the Director of the Office of Public Health in Dudley reflects on the elements of the Dudley model of “inspire, engage, involve” which has taken an arts-based approach to health improvement over the last decade. Dudley’s arts and health interventions and their impact contribute to the emerging UK evidence base which demonstrates that the arts can have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. The report documents Dudley’s approach and the features considered to be key to realising specific health improvement impacts:

• the importance of a systematic, programmatic approach
• the use of professional artists
• the importance of a programme of progression for sustainability

The report also includes a variety of case studies of arts and health interventions, targeted at different age groups and health issues.

Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download