How We Do It

Addressing Health Concerns

The Foundation for Art & Healing supports communities and individuals struggling with a range of health issues by offering evidence-based creative expression programs as a catalyst for improved well-being. With expertise in addressing chronic mental, physical, and social illnesses, the Foundation has tailored its programs to meet unique challenges presented across specific populations in multiple settings and environments.

With the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, our work is more important than ever before. Americans are facing unprecedented rates of mental health challenges and health disparities and inequities have been further amplified. To address a lack of social support and resources to properly maintain well-being, we provide support to vulnerable populations and communities that lack access to quality care or have been subject to structural inequities.

A Variety of Public Health Issues

Our evidence-based art programs are designed to help the public prevent, manage, and improve the below chronic health conditions.

Mental

Addiction

Anxiety

Dementia

Depression

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Suicidality

Physical

Heart Disease

Diabetes

Cancer

Social

Loneliness – Read more

Isolation

Race-based health inequities

Crisis Resources

Our website provides educational health and wellness resources but it cannot a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you are in a crisis, please reach out immediately for help. Call 911 in an emergency, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741. You can find additional resources below

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Creative Expression Approach

Read how creative expression can be utilized as a remedy to public health issues.  

Public Health Framework

See how community-based organizations can help prevent, manage, and improve various chronic illnesses by utilizing the arts.

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