Health and The Arts
Exposure to The Arts has a profoundly beneficial impact, improving health and wellbeing through enhancing the design and delivery of health services, and the accessibility and influence of health promotion, health literacy and public health messaging.
The Health and The Arts Exchange facilitates the exchange of information and ideas, and provides key resources and contacts to support NSW Health services to work in partnership with The Arts sector and community to maximise the benefits of an arts integrated NSW Health system.
This Exchange is a key element of the NSW Health and The Arts Framework, implementing recommendations of the Health and The Arts Taskforce Report, and complementing the National Arts and Health Framework and Create in NSW: NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework.
Music & Memory is an accredited program that uses individual, personalised playlists on iPods to help improve the lives of people accessing healthcare. With support from the ACI and the NSW Ministry of Health, 21 sites across 10 local health districts will pilot Music & Memory in aged care, multipurpose services, palliative care, mental health services, dementia day care, trauma services and surgery. Music & Memory is an accredited program run through the Arts Health Institute.
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