ISBN: 978-952-263-610-2

Finland - International Document

Recommendation for improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare – including health promotion


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Saarikko A, Terho S

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The document is intended for the political leaders and public officials of Finland’s counties and municipalities. The proposed measures take into account the plans to reform Finland’s social care and healthcare (SOTE reform), which transfer the responsibility of social welfare and healthcare services to the provinces. The measures apply to the field of social welfare and healthcare as a whole, including all population groups.
In December 2018 as a part of the Finnish Government key project “Access to Arts and Culture (2016–2018)”, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Ministry of Education and Culture published a recommendation for improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare.

In the recommendation, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Annika Saarikko and Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho outline the intended measures that aim at improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare and health promotion in accordance with the objectives of the Government Programme.

In order to establish Arts and Health activities in the structures of health and social services, it is essential that counties and municipalities set objectives concerning the availability and accessibility of arts and culture and include them as part of their planning, operations and monitoring. Funds should also be systematically reserved in social welfare and healthcare for Arts and Health activities. The recommendation is part of the government key project Expanding the “percent for art” scheme, which aims to facilitate the acquisition of and make art and culture a permanent part of social welfare and healthcare structures.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Saarikko A., Tehro S. (2018). Recommendation for improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare – including health promotion. Helsinki: Ministry of Education and Culture/Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.