Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives
- Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
- Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
- Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”
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The arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances. Join us, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit. Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.
Watch First Lady Michelle Obama share her thoughts on the power of the arts. It was submitted as part of the the National Endowment for the Arts 50th anniversary Tell Us Your Art Story series. You’ll hear how, as a child, when she was feeling anxious, bored, or lonely she would “write, and write, and write…”read more
Edythe Hughes is a New York City-based artist and fashion model. In this video she shares with us how expressing yourself through art is liberating because, “You are the boss; there are no rules.”read more
Bill W. and Dr. Bob tells the inspiring and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and their supportive wives, who founded Al-Anon.read more
Loneliness kills and military veterans are at particular risk because of PTSD and related behavioral health issues. By conservative estimates 43,000 Americans committed suicide last year, among those roughly 8,000 were veterans. It’s urgent that we find a better approach to managing this epidemic.read more
A family physician for 25 years, Barbara Ramsey made a transformational career shift in 2011 and today calls her main practice quilting. “I’ve always sewn things. Sewing was always a very creative outlet, and something that was a big part of my life.read more