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The Alliance for Arts & Health acts as a clearinghouse for best practices in the field of arts and health. We collect and distribute best practice summaries, templates, tools, policies, and other materials in order to provide organizations and practitioners with practical support for enhancing wellness through connections with the arts.
The Alliance for Arts & Health has identified ten key focus areas for arts and health in New Jersey: 1. Mental health, including substance abuse and prevention; 2. Geriatrics and creative aging; 3. Medical training, including nursing and medical staff; 4. Oncology; 5. Special needs populations (disabilities, autism, Parkinson’s); 6. Obesity; 7. Youth services; 8. Pediatrics; 9. Caregivers; and 10. Military. We will concentrate on three priority areas this year:
- Arts and Aging
- Arts and Mental Health
- Arts and Special Needs Populations
Spotlight on Best Practices
Here are events we’ve coordinated or supported as part of our efforts to focus on the three priorities above:
Arts and Aging:
AAHNJ Arts for Life event
Arts and Mental Health:
The 6th Annual Healing Arts Coalition Conference
Arts and Special Needs Populations:
Excellence in Cultural Access Awards
Submit best practices in arts and health from your own experiences. Send us tools, templates, checklists, research, and other resources that you have used that you think will help other practitioners in the field. Please email Stephanie Carr at email@example.com with your submissions.