Media & Press Center
The Foundation for Art & Healing raises awareness of national health issues, most notably the loneliness epidemic. In particular, the Foundation promotes creative expression as a path for individuals and communities to improve health and well-being.
Our Founder and President, Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, is one of the country’s foremost experts on loneliness and the loneliness epidemic. To read more about his background, please read his below bio. For media requests or inquiries about Dr. Nobel, please contact us through the below button. In addition, our Board of Directors bring a broad range of perspectives and are terrific advocates and spokespeople for The Foundation for Art & Healing.
Recent & Notable Coverage
Raising awareness of urgent health issues and advocating for creative expression’s medical solutions is critical to fulfilling the Foundation for Art & Healing’s mission. Below, you can view some recent media placements that have promoted our efforts to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities through creative art expression.
Reports, Releases, & Publications
AARP Foundation and Foundation for Art & Healing Announce Stuck at Home (together) to Provide Support to Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to impact daily life across the country and around the world, the Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH), in collaboration with AARP Foundation, is addressing the emotional distress that results from the unprecedented public health demands for physical distancing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, sponsored by AARP Foundation, showed nearly 1 in 4 older adults are socially isolated.
American Society on Aging: Partnering with Community Organizations to Address Older Adult Loneliness
Community-based organizations (CBOs) are well-positioned to provide effective programs that reduce loneliness, enhance social connection, and build social cohesion skills and confidence. Unfortunately, CBOs are often constrained by lack of suitable program content, skilled facilitators, and the ability to evaluate program outcomes to demonstrate benefit. This article describes an approach to partnering with CBOs to address loneliness that offers innovative program content, including creative arts expression, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning activities—all available for streaming or download from a digital platform, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Now is the Time for Primary Care to Address Loneliness
With more than 6 million diagnosed cases and nearly 200,000 deaths in the United States, the novel coronavirus is our nation’s most pressing public health crisis. And further, physical distancing measures have resulted in significant loneliness and social isolation—a parallel epidemic on the rise even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 50% of Americans report struggling with loneliness since the initial COVID surge in the US—and this loneliness can have devastating impacts on mental and physical health.