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Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America

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Above The Basement Episode 132: Dr. Francis Collins
NIH podcast series, Above the Basement spoke with Dr. Collins and talk about scientific surprises and musical exploration, about the importance of collaboration and listening, and about how music, family and spirituality seem to travel in similar circles.
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Activating Cultural Assets: Boyle Heights
In 2012 The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) received a grant from The California Endowment to conduct the "Activating Cultural Assets" project in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Led by a task force comprised of leaders from various organizations, including East LA Community Corporation, CASA 0101, Weingart YMCA, Maternal and Child Health Access, and Brooklyn & Boyle, the project aims to lift traditional arts and cultures as essential resources in the conversations and actions of Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights. Workshops: In this second phase of ACTA's Activating Cultural Assets project three workshops were conducted for ten weeks. Each workshop focused on integrating arts practices into three Boyle Heights community campaigns: Legalize Street Vending, Restorative Justice/ School Climate, and the Affordable Care Act/ The Remaining Uninsured. SaludArte: An all-day free event, SaludArte gathered many of the relevant creative cultural streams identified by representatives of Boyle Heights-based organizations involved in the Boyle Heights Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, facilitated by ACTA. The idea was to offer residents, neighbors, and community organizers a look at how the arts can help move a genuine neighborhood agenda forward as part of a process that seeks to build a healthier Boyle Heights from within.
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Art, Music, and the Brain: Creative Approaches to Community Health
Ping Ho, founder and director of UCLArts and Healing, describes how art education is a matter of public health.
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Building Healthy Communities: Social Cohesion and the Traditional Arts
Participation in arts and culture that is rooted in community can catalyze transformative social change. Our work at ACTA facilitates the engagement of artists and organizers with deeply rooted traditional arts processes and values as a way of informing local social justice efforts. The practice of community-centered art helps build sustainable opportunities for co-creation, engagement, and change. ACTA invests in frameworks of traditional art practices that are rooted in participation, mentorship, communal aesthetics, and the acuerdos (agreements) that come with those communal aesthetics. One way we do this is through the Building Healthy Communities initiative, launched by the California Endowment to address health inequities in 14 California communities. Since 2011, ACTA has been bringing traditional artists together with community members in Boyle Heights, Merced, Santa Ana, and the East Coachella Valley to open pathways for connection, reflection, and mobilization through the practice of art.
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Collective Songwriting in Boyle Heights, California
The East L.A. community of Boyle Heights is a thriving hub for Chicano art with a long and significant history of activism. Located just east of the L.A. River, Boyle Heights is home to one of the largest Latino populations in the US. ACTA has been working in Boyle Heights since 2011 through Building Healthy Communities (BHC), a 10-year statewide initiative of The California Endowment. It focuses on building power locally by funding non-profit organizations in 14 communities across the state that have been devastated by health inequities. The Endowment has invested in those communities to facilitate collaboration toward policy change around three different areas: schools, neighborhoods, and preventive health. In the case of Boyle Heights, where gentrification has been changing/threatening the neighborhood, a fourth area was added: anti-displacement. Another engagement and social change methodology contributed by local traditional artists, including Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez, is collective songwriting. A communal practice with strong roots in Chicano activism, collective songwriting workshops bring community members together to openly discuss local issues that affect their lives and channel their voices into music with meaning. Activism around policies like reduced sentencing, deferred action (which would allow children who immigrated to the US without documents to stay in the country), and restorative justice practices that open dialogue inside schools take center stage through the production of art. Artists and participants share a reciprocal space of storytelling and creativity, mobilizing toward a shared goal.
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Hands Healing Hearts
Tom Musgrave chats with Doris Thurber, a cofounder of Franklin County's Hands Healing HeArts initiative, and Angie Boone, one of the Hands Healing HeArts participants, about this unique addiction recovery support program centered around the visual arts. Hands Healing HeArts works in cooperation with Franklin County Drug Court, using a variety of hands-on, multi-disciplinary artistic approaches with women in Drug Court to support their recovery. During the course of this conversation, we talk about a couple of videos Hands Healing Hearts has produced, and the organization has generously allowed us to post links to them: Art of Recovery trailer (2:19). Installation exhibit at Frankfort's Grand Theatre (12:01). This is a compelling visual and audio tapestry, showing the journeys the women of Franklin County Drug Court as they move through the Hands Healing HeArts program. For more information about Hands Healing HeArts, to volunteer, or to learn about how you can start a similar program in your community, visit the Hands Healing HeArts website.
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Illness Revelations and the Bodies of History+Medicine+Us
A description of a new socially engaged art&health project at Duke University and in Durham, North Carolina that creates a conversation around the intersections between disability, race, medical practice, and the 'eugenics impulse.'
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Improving Public Health Through Community Design | Gary Gaston | TEDxNashvilleSalon
The shape that we give to our city, in turn shapes us. In this TEDx talk, "Improving Public Health Through Community Design, Citizen Engagement, and the Built Environment," Gary Gaston, CEO of the Nashville Civic Design Center, discusses epiphany, public health, the built environment, and how youth-centric civic engagement and community-based design practices are making an impact in Nashville, TN.
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Las Mujeres de los Tejidos Purépecha: Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley
A center of agricultural production for the state of California, the Eastern Coachella Valley is home to a number of farm workers and their families. More than half of the area’s population is Latino, some of whom are undocumented. While money, media attention, and public interest are invested in the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the issues around healthcare, education, lack of safe drinking water, and structural racism in the Eastern Coachella Valley remain underrepresented. ACTA initiated work in the area in 2011, applying funds from the California Endowment to support community development through the traditional arts as part of Building Healthy Communities – Eastern Coachella Valley. In the example of the Women’s Tejidos Purépecha Group of North Shore, ACTA organized a regular meeting of women from the community around the practice of embroidery from the indigenous Purépecha people of Michoacán, Mexico, who have settled in the farm worker communities of Mecca and North Shore. In the process of gathering together to learn the new and culturally relevant skill of embroidery at the home of master artist Natividad González Morales, these women had the opportunity to meet one another, break bread, and discuss the problems they face in their daily lives. Advocates from the Building Healthy Communities’ Schools Action Team of Eastern Coachella Valley and the cultural empowerment organization Raices Cultura joined the meetings to learn about local priorities and provide resources for action. The practice of embroidery created a safe, communal space to give voice to the issues and questions that had been unspoken for many women. Change, empowerment, and growth happens in these communal spaces.
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Sing for Hope: Creating a Better World through the Arts
Through dynamic education, healthcare, and global initiatives, Sing for Hope activates creativity in schools, hospitals, refugee camps, and public spaces for millions of people worldwide. Watch for highlights from the organization's first 12 years.
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The Healing Power of Music: Johns Hopkins Center Marries Music and Medicine
Music has long been associated with mental, physical, and spiritual health. And someday soon, doctors may start prescribing their patients a dose of music to accompany more conventional medicine.The Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, an interdepartmental collaboration between the School of Medicine and Peabody Conservatory, is actively exploring the science and therapeutic potential of music in medical care. https://www.artsandmindlab.org/the-healing-power-of-music-johns-hopkins-center-music-and-medicine/
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Traditional Arts and Systems Change [Building Healthy Communities - Boyle Heights]
For over four years, Building Healthy Communities - Boyle Heights has invested in arts and culture as an essential resource in the struggle for health impacts and systems change in abandoned communities. The Alliance for California Traditional Arts has served as a key protagonist in lifting up traditional artists and their cultural convening methods as important vehicles for exercising and sustaining opposition to injustice and proposition for a collective future.
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Art of Elysium, Inc.
The Art of Elysium connects volunteer artists with the Los Angeles community, providing arts opportunities to people in hospitals, medical centers, and a variety of community settings. Community members include children who are medically fragile, adolescents, adults, older adults, people who are homeless, and people dealing with a variety of health issues.
Los Angeles, CAUnited States
ArtPlace America
ARTPLACE AMERICA is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions. We envision a future of equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities in which everyone has a voice and agency in creating contextual, adaptive, and responsive solutions. Our mission is to position arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development.
Brooklyn, NYUnited States
Arts Health Early Career Research Network
The Arts Health Early Career Research Network brings together early career researchers working on projects at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. Aims: 1. To LINK together early career researchers through social events, networking opportunities and workshops 2. To provide podcasts and newsletters to help early career researchers LEARN more about the field 3. To run training events to enable early career researchers to LEAD their own research projects If you are a student, early career researcher (within 8 years of receiving your PhD) or an early-career professional working in research or evaluation, you can join for free. It’s open to any early career researchers in any country.
GlobalUnited States
Kentucky Arts Council
The Kentucky Arts Council is the state arts agency and is responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. Strategically placed in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Arts Council is publicly funded by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent agency of the federal government.
Frankfort, KYUnited States
Snow City Arts
Snow City Arts (SCA) inspires and educates children and youth in the hospital. We aim to bridge the learning gap that young people encounter when they miss school due to short-term or long-term hospitalization as well as chronic health care needs. Hospital partners include Rush University Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. We place professional Teaching Artists in both inpatient and outpatient pediatric units to engage children and young adults in arts-based workshops in a wide range of mediums: creative writing, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Our Teaching Artists collaborate closely with SCA program leadership as well as the Child Life staff and School Teachers within our partner hospitals to create and deliver a rigorous, standards-based arts curriculum that can be differentiated to serve each child’s individual needs. We create detailed reports that children and their parents may elect to submit to their respective schools for class or attendance credit. We also produce curated, public-facing events of student artwork providing a culminating moment for students on an annual basis. Many established institutions have recognized the quality and value of SCA’s important work. In 2006, the White House and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities recognized SCA as one of the 15 best youth programs in the United States, honoring us with the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award. In 2008, the National Endowment for the Arts recognized SCA as an “outstanding arts in healthcare” program, profiling SCA as a national Best Practices organization. We were honored with a visit from NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu in 2015. Finally, SCA was honored with the Make It Better Philanthropy. The National Endowment for the Arts just featured an audio-story on an SCA student and Teaching Artist their Number 1, 2019 NEA Arts Magazine.
Chicago, ILUnited States
University of Florida: Center for Arts in Medicine
The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in medicine, locally and globally. Through ongoing interdisciplinary research, training programs, and dynamic academic programs the Center advances its mission to further the field of arts in health.
Gainesville, FLUnited States
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is one of the nation’s most innovative arts institutions. Founded in 1993 as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens development, YBCA’s work spans the realms of contemporary art, civic engagement, and public life. By using culture as an instrument for social change, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.
San Francisco, CAUnited States
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Amy Kitchener
Public Folklorist
akitch@actaonline.org

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Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, co-founded the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) in 1997. Understanding California’s unique position as the nation's epicenter for diverse cultural and multi-national communities, ACTA's work has focused on social change through grantmaking, capacity and leadership development, technical assistance, and bilingual program development. Trained as a public folklorist with an M. A. from UCLA, Amy has piloted participatory cultural asset mapping in neglected and rural areas of the state and consults with other organizations and across sectors on this method of discovery and inclusion of community voices.
Alliance for California Traditional ArtsFresno, CA
Anne Basting
Professor of Theater
basting@uwm.edu

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Both an artist and scholar, Basting and her work have been honored as a MacArthur Fellow, Ashoka Fellowship, and Rockefeller Fellowship along with many grants from both the arts and health fields. She is author/editor of three books, including The Penelope Project: An Arts-based Odyssey to Change Eldercare (2016). She is currently leading a collaborative team of artists, elders, and care providers in a project to re-imagine the story of Peter Pan in creative festivals at three rural KY nursing homes. She is also at work on a new book, Creative Care.
University of Wisconsin MilwaukeeMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Anthony Kolenic, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
akolenic@ufl.edu
3522731484
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Tony Kolenic joined the College of the Arts as Assistant Dean for Research, Technology and Administrative Affairs in January 2015. He oversees research development and grants, assessment oversight and reporting, strategic planning, policy and procedure development, and provides leadership for the college's interdisciplinary centers. Prior to coming to UF Kolenic served as Associate Director of the University of Michigan's ArtsEngine, which drives transdisciplinary collaborations among the Arts, Architecture, Engineering and other fields. He was also the Associate Director of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Directors (a2ru) - a partnership of more than 40 institutions committed to transforming research universities in order to ensure the greatest possible institutional support and environment for interdisciplinary research, curricula, programming and creative practice.
University of FloridaGainesville, Florida, USA
Katrina Pineda
Senior Designer
katrinaenelson@gmail.com
12092042240
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Katrina is a designer, multimedia artist, researcher, and artist in health. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida in May 2018 and is involved with a variety of organizations in the arts in health field. Her primary job is designing the experience and interface of ABCmouse with Age of Learning, Inc. However, she is also an active member of their Volunteer Committee, which heads up a variety of community outreach events for employees, such as mural painting and facility enhancement initiatives at local schools and community health centers. Additionally, she is the California representative for the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, a facilitator with EngAGE, Inc., and a volunteer with the Art of Elysium. The Arts Health Early Career Research Network encompasses a variety of people, from various professional backgrounds around the world, who are early in their career and involved with research surrounding the intersection of arts and health (both healthcare and public health settings). Katrina facilitates arts and technology workshops for older adults with EngAGE, Inc. and a variety of workshops for the Art of Elysium—both local, non-profit arts in health organizations. If you are interested in learning more about what she does, getting involved with any of these organizations, or doing arts & health research, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Age of Learning, Inc.Glendale, CA
Deborah Cullinan
CEO
dcullinan@ybca.org

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Deborah Cullinan is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the pivotal role arts organizations can play in shaping our social and political landscape, and has spent years mobilizing communities through arts and culture.
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan Francisco, CA
Elizabeth "Like" Lokon, PhD
Founder & Director, Opening Minds through Art
lokonej@miamioh.edu
5135292648
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Elizabeth Lokon founded the Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art program for people with dementia based at Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. OMA has been replicated at over 150 sites in North America. Lokon works in the intersection of the arts, dementia, and intergenerational service learning and has published in these areas. She is also a fiber artist.
Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami UniversityOxford, OH
Katrina Pineda
Senior Designer
katrinaenelson@gmail.com
12092042240
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Katrina is a designer, multimedia artist, researcher, and artist in health. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida in May 2018 and is involved with a variety of organizations in the arts in health field. Her primary job is designing the experience and interface of ABCmouse with Age of Learning, Inc. However, she is also an active member of their Volunteer Committee, which heads up a variety of community outreach events for employees, such as mural painting and facility enhancement initiatives at local schools and community health centers. Additionally, she is the California representative for the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, a facilitator with EngAGE, Inc., and a volunteer with the Art of Elysium. The Arts Health Early Career Research Network encompasses a variety of people, from various professional backgrounds around the world, who are early in their career and involved with research surrounding the intersection of arts and health (both healthcare and public health settings). Katrina facilitates arts and technology workshops for older adults with EngAGE, Inc. and a variety of workshops for the Art of Elysium—both local, non-profit arts in health organizations. If you are interested in learning more about what she does, getting involved with any of these organizations, or doing arts & health research, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Age of Learning, Inc.Glendale, CA
Heather L. Stuckey, D.Ed.
Qualitative Researcher
hstuckey@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
7175310003X287632
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As Associate Professor for Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Humanities, my research centers on qualitative research and the ways adults make meaning of their chronic disease. Projects have included a 17-country study on Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs 2, which involved identifying the psychosocial barriers and successes to people with diabetes around the world. I work on blog studies, personal experience studies, and alternative ways of knowing to understand a deeper level of meaning. Using metaphors as powerful conveyors of communication, I have conducted research in the arts and healing using creative expression through meditation, shape-making, and photography to communicate deep and often hidden core beliefs about living with a disease. I am an experienced qualitative researcher, and I want to bring both the imaginative world of the arts together with the outcomes of science to further the field of arts and health.
Penn State Hershey College of MedicineHershey, PA, USA
Hope Singsen
Artist-activist and Researcher

917-806-2599
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Hope is an NYC artist-activist and researcher, and now the Founder and Artistic Director of the #HealMeToo Festival and Podcast. Hope’s work investigates the mechanisms within creativity that may lead to personal and cultural change. This work informed the development of her solo play with music, SKIN, and continues in workshops and Art/Science collaborations that explore embodiment, neuroscience and healing through the arts.
#HealMeToo Festival and PodcastNew York, NY
Lydia Clemmons
Medical Anthropologist
clemmonsfamilyfarm@gmail.com

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Throughout her career, Dr. Clemmons’ technical expertise has integrated arts and culture into the development and use of evidence-based tools and interventions that have been consistently recognized as global best practices. Lydia returned home to Vermont in 2012 to help her family preserve their 148-acre farm—one of just 0.4% farms in the nation that are African-American owned farm. Under her leadership,the Clemmons Family Farm won a 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund grant from ArtPlace America.
Clemmons Family FarmCharlotte, VT
Lynn Osgood
Urban Planner and Researcher
info@gocoaustin.com

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Lynn Osgood is an urban planner and researcher whose work explores the intersection of the arts, civic capacity building, and public engagement. She started her career in urban planning in New York City when she worked with the UN Habitat II Conference on Human Settlements. Trained in landscape architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia, Lynn moved to Austin in 2003, where she became Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas in the Department of Community and Regional Planning. In 2011 she started GO collaborative where she now serves as the Executive Director.
Go CollaborativeAustin, TX
Nick Greene
Artist
ngreene19@gmail.com

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Nick Greene is a writer, actor and musician residing in Los Angeles. He has traveled to Rwanda, Africa working with the Arts In Medicine program at the University of Florida. He's an associate member of Theatre Dybbuk, a company dedicated to doing theatre based on Jewish folklore and history. He also works as a facilitator for several organizations, combining art and education with the backdrop of self worth and personal empowerment.
Nick GreeneLos Angeles
Nicole Bennett
Artist, Arts Administrator
nicolle@feelthemusic.org

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Nicolle Bennett is an arts administrator, educator, consultant and artist, with over 10 years of experience advocating for healthy communities and building capacity with arts, health, and educational organizations and those they serve. She currently lives and works in New York, serving as Program Director for Feel the Music!, an organization that fosters self care in clinical and community settings, and consults with a variety of organizations and creative entrepreneurs to build technical and communicative capacity. She also serves as health advisor to ArtsEverywhere, a program of the Musagetes foundation, where she is participating in a collaborative process to assess the economic and health effects of creating a community-led arts/cultural hub in Trout River, Newfoundland.
Feel the Music!New York, NY
Paul Pietsch
Researcher, Artist
paul.pietsch@nasaa-arts.org
202.552.0844
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Paul Pietsch leads NASAA’s qualitative research on programmatic and policy trends in state arts agencies. His research has focused on arts and the military, arts based rural development, arts in healthcare, arts and the opioid epidemic, creative aging, the creative economy, cultural districts, public art, arts education, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts, among other things. He also tracks state legislation pertaining to the arts and highlights innovative state arts agency practices in the monthly State to State column of NASAA Notes. Prior to joining NASAA in 2012, Paul managed the research efforts of the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid as well as those of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition. He has worked as a writer and fundraiser at Harvard University, Dartmouth College and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Paul also is an artist with an M.F.A. and a graduate certificate in arts management from American University in Washington, D.C. He is a faculty member of the Washington Studio School, facilitates life drawing groups, and has served on the Artists’ Advisory Council of the Washington Project for the Arts and the board of directors of Art Enables, an art gallery and vocational arts program for artists with disabilities.
National Assembly of State Arts AgenciesWashington, DC
Sarah Davies
Artist, Educator
100stoneproject@gmail.com

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Sarah is an artist, educator, program designer and project manager. She has worked in the non-profit sector and public school system for eighteen years, always in service to the most vulnerable populations of our communities.
100 Stones ProjectAnchorage, AK
Suzanne R. Salapa, Ed. D
Chair, Department of Dance
ssalapa@valenciacollege.edu
407-582-2107
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Suzanne Salapa is a Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Dance in the School of Arts & Entertainment at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work at Valencia, she teaches dance at Rollins College and is the bi-monthly Movement as Medicine dance class instructor for the Parkinson's Outreach Center at Advent Health Orlando. The MAM dancers perform in and around Orlando. Valencia is currently in curricular development with the University of Florida working to develop an Arts in Health with Wellness program, combining the interdisciplinary work of the School of Arts & Entertainment, School of Allied Health and School of Nursing.
Valencia CollegeOrlando, Florida
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Expressions of Clinician Well-Being
Expressions of Clinician Well-Being collects insights directly from clinicians, patients, loved ones, and organizations working to prevent burnout and promote well-being. By allowing people to creatively express their experiences with burnout, this gallery captures critical moments in the journey to well-being. We hope this art will offer an entry point for conversations that can be difficult to have and shed light on the joys and challenges experienced by so many. We hope that the stories captured through this art will allow you to more fully understand why clinician well-being is so essential to the vitality of our health system. Clinician well-being is essential for everyone. It’s time to take care of those who take care of us.
Illness Revelations and the Bodies of History+Medicine+Us
ILLNESS REVELATIONS and the Bodies of History+Medicine+Us is a socially-engaged project that investigates the 'eugenics impulse' in each of us, and the nature of care, oppression, illness and healing. Eugenics was a popular movement in America in the 20th century that believed that some people are not worthy of life and reproduction. Eugenics laws of forced sterilization and institutionalization of people who were deemed to be 'feebleminded' existed in 26 states across the country, some lasting until the 1970's. Though eugenics as a movement has been discredited and disavowed, the 'eugenics impulse' in our thought and culture lives on, with such cases as doctors choosing to not resuscitate patients who live with Down Syndrome and learning disabilities (Link: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/doctors-warned-that-learning-disabilities-or-downs-no-reason-not-to-resuscitate-patients-62jfwqxht). The bodies of people of color, people with illness, disabilities, women, and immigrants are those who most prominently carry the marks of the eugenics impulse. The practice of medicine and public health laws play a significant role in deciding who lives, and who does not. How can we all exist in the same collective space together when this history of power and violation continues to be enacted? This space is the ground for the 'Chronic Commons' community that is integral to the project. For the chronic structures of power, whiteness, illness, and race to attempt to speak and listen to one another. ILLNESS REVELATIONS is the major new work by interdisciplinary performing artist, patient activist and medical humanities scholar Marina Tsaplina. The first phase of the project was supported by the Health Humanities Lab, Theater Studies and DukeArts at Duke University in the spring of 2019. A 5-week residency culminated in a premier at the Disability in the Disciplines Conference on April 25. (Link: https://arts.duke.edu/?p=2257&post_type=news&preview=1&_ppp=a9ccfff802) Through community workshops, theater performance, and Our Tree of Life roving installation, ILLNESS REVELATIONS is an attempt to engage the 'Chronic Commons' community in a collective imagining and conversation around care, oppression, disability, racism, the practice of medicine, and healing.
Medical Film Series
Through the Eyes of Hollywood: Healthcare in Cinema was a multi-part film series featuring depictions of healthcare-related topics. The theme was "Through the Hollywood Looking Glass: PTSD and Beyond." All film screenings were free and open to the public. Presented by the UW–Madison Arts Institute with support of the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW–Madison School of Nursing.
Visualize Health Equity
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, called on artists of all kinds to illustrate what health equity looks, sounds, and feels like to them. By sharing insights directly from people in diverse communities around the United States, the goal of this community art project is to get more people thinking and talking about health equity and the social determinants of health. It is our hope that through a creative lens, we can better understand what people across the country see as the most important health challenges and opportunities facing their communities.
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Approaching Community Health Through Heritage and Culture in Boyle Heights, California2017-08-01Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Art is a lifeline for this Appalachian community hit hard by opioids2018-12-28PBS
Arts & Culture Program: The First Decade2018-01-31The Kresge Foundation
Arts and the Opioid Epidemic2019-03-31National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Arts, Health and Well-Being across the Military Continuum2013-10-31Americans for the Arts
ARTS, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING IN AMERICA2017-09-30National Organization for Arts in Health
Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place2014-11-30National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Assets Inventory Guide2015-05-01Kentucky Arts Council
Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing2017-07-31All-Party Parliamentary Group
Creative Minds in Medicine: A Cleveland Creative Intersection2014-04-16Arts Cleveland
Creative Placemaking2010-12-31National Endowment for the Arts
Mind, Body, Spirit: How museums impact health and wellbeing2014-06-30Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)
PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS Rationale and Blueprint for Action2016-11-30Bellagio District Public Health Workshop Participants
RURAL PROSPERITY THROUGH THE ARTS & CREATIVE SECTOR2019-01-31National Governors Association
RURAL PROSPERITY THROUGH THE ARTS & CREATIVE SECTOR2019-01-31National Governors Association
The Culture White Paper2016-03-31Department for Culture, Media & Sport
The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education2018-05-07National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
THE SUMMIT ON CREATIVITY AND AGING IN AMERICA2016-01-31National Endowment for the Arts
Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health2011-10-01Alliance for California Traditional Arts

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