ISBN: 1-904340-01-6

Culture & Health:making the link

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London Health Commission

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London Health Commission

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This booklet provides an introduction to the links between culture and health, drawing on the available evidence and literature to highlight ways in which local cultural strategies and the activities which they guide might affect the health of the population.

It is intended as a reference point for those working within and with local authorities to develop local cultural strategies in line with current government guidelines. In preparing such strategies, local authorities have been encouraged to identify and promote the contribution of cultural activities to their communities’ economic, social and environmental well-being.

A key aim is to demonstrate the ways in which culture can help to deliver the main local agendas as set out in the community strategy. Improving people’s health is one of these key agendas. This booklet has been developed from a paper, commissioned by the London Health Commission and South East London Strategic Health Authority, which provides a rapid review of the evidence to inform a health impact assessment of the Mayor of London’s draft Cultural Strategy for London.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

London Health Commission. (2002). Culture & Health:making the link. UK: London Health Commission.