Public Health Framework

We support communities and individuals struggling with a range of health issues by offering creative expression programs as a catalyst for improved wellbeing. With expertise in addressing chronic mental, physical, and social illnesses, we have tailored its programs to meet unique challenges presented across specific populations in multiple settings and environments. Its evidence-based art programs are designed to help the public prevent, manage, and improve the below chronic health conditions.

Community-Led Approach

In recent years, a growing body of evidence has made it clear that a person’s health is significantly affected by a variety of societal factors. Quality education, safe and affordable housing, access to healthcare, and employment opportunities have a direct impact on health.

Community leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Partners from different industries and backgrounds can strengthen their community’s wellbeing by working together to create opportunities and environments that advance public health.

“Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to ‘attain his or her full health potential’ and no one is ‘disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.’ ”
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Partnership Areas of Focus

We create opportunities for improved community health by forging partnerships with cross-sector community-based organizations to offer programs that help people manage health challenges and their wellbeing. Over the years, we’ve helped support partnerships that include libraries, museums, healthcare centers, schools, veterans groups, and faith-based organizations. Below is a list of stakeholders that have the ability to affect change in their community.

Healthcare Providers

Hospitals, primary care physicians, clinics, etc.

Social Service Providers

Libraries, museums, government agencies, etc.

Housing Sector

Retirement communities, assisted living communities, apartment complexes, etc.

Schools & Education Centers

Colleges, universities, community centers, etc.


Any place of employment can care for their employees

Places of Worship

Churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.

Fulfillment & Delivery Methods

Our mission is to help communities facilitate public health solutions through the arts. To do so, we’ve developed a suite of evidence-based, scalable, and easily deployable creative expression programs. These can be tailored to deliver a wide range of benefits for target audiences to help organizations meet their specific goals.

Having worked across multiple industries and on both national and local levels across the country, we are uniquely positioned to serve as a GPS for communities looking to construct practical pathways towards improving community health and wellbeing. We aim to apply best practices, gathered since 2003, to streamline partnerships, expand our network, and deepen the impact we’re able to make for communities. 

National Initiative & Program Offerings

Through researching the intersection of health, art, and community, we have developed successful initiative and program frameworks to address health challenges through creative expression.

Improved Community Health Ecosystem

We work with a range of organizations from multiple regions, sectors, and backgrounds to help them promote health and wellbeing through creative expression.

Individual Engagement & Sustained Wellbeing

By changing behaviors and routines,  the public and vulnerable sub-group populations can develop healthier lifestyles and connections to manage health challenges.

Join Us

Partner on a Program

Together we can generate positive health outcomes for your community by using our creative arts-based programs.

Sponsor an Initiative

Please consider joining the organizations that help extend the reach of our initiatives to new, underserved communities.

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