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Arts & Public Health: Core Outcomes Set Briefing Paper

Arts & Public Health: Core Outcomes Set Briefing Paper

Arts and culture are increasingly being recognized as important catalysts in creating solutions to promote health and wellbeing. Today, a growing field of arts in public health is driving research and, in turn, evidence-based practice. And, while collaboration between public health professionals and artists is increasingly common in practice, guiding frameworks for assessing outcomes are lacking.

This paper summarizes a roundtable dialogue between thought leaders working at the intersections of the arts and culture and public health, or “arts in public health”. The dialogue explored the needs and opportunities related to the development of a core outcomes set for arts in public health. This paper shares those perspectives and offers commitments that define this work to date. 

This paper calls for the development of a core outcomes set to enable more focused evaluation and research and, in turn, an evidence base that can drive funding and policy for cross-sector programs and interventions.

We invite your participation in this effort!

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This is the beginning. We want to find the people who will move this work forward. We invite broad participation and dynamic leadership- across a wide range of disciplines and practices- to contribute to this effort. Join us.

We will be convening the next discussion in January 2022 and we are looking for individuals interested in contributing to this project. 

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Download the Core Outcomes Set Briefing Paper

Download: Arts & Public Health: Core Outcomes Set Briefing Paper


Recommended Citation:

Smith, K.N., Cullinan, D., Douglas, P., Erickson, D., Imah, S., Jackson, A., Lencioni, D., Magsamen, S., Rohd, M., Springs, S., Sonke, J., Talasek, J.D., & Yacoe, M. (2021). Arts & Public Health: Core Outcomes Set Briefing Paper. University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine. 

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Project Acknowledgments

Collaborators

Kimberlee Nicole Smith, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Penelope Douglas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Stephanie Imah, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Alana Jackson, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Daniela Lencioni, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Susan Magsamen, Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) and the Brain Science Institute at
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael Rohd, Center for Performance and Civic Practice and Arizona State University Stacey Springs, Brown University School of Public Health and Harvard University
Jill Sonke, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
J.D. Talasek, National Academy of Sciences
Morgan Yacoe, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

Appreciation to the following individuals who participated in the Roundtable Discussion:

Nupur Chaudhury, Rebecca H. Bray, Lydia Clemmons, Stephen Duncombe, Theodore Edmonds, Ebony Edwards, Nicole Emanuel, David O. Fakunle, Lauren Frankel, David Greenberg, Tasha Golden, Sunil Iyengar, Jamie Hand, Steve Lambert, Jeremy Liu, Tyler Norris, Ron Ragin, Maria Cherry Rangel, Victor Rubin, Phillip Sager, Lindsey Smalling, Clyde Valentín

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