ARTS FOR HEALTH FLORIDA

Promoting the use of the arts to enhance health & well-being.

Patient Care:

The integration of the arts into the patient experience has a positive impact on health outcomes. The arts aid in physical, mental, and emotional recovery by relieving anxiety and decreasing a patient’s perception of pain.

Healing Environments 

The arts create safer, supportive, and more functional environments in health facilities and community centers. Healing architecture, art installations, natural lighting, and access to healing gardens all help to decrease patient and caregiver stress, improve outcomes, enhance patient safety, improve way-finding, and increase overall quality of care.

Caring for Caregivers

Arts programming for caregivers creates a more normative environment within which care can be provided. Both professional and familial caregivers are faced with the realities of human suffering, illness, and mortality on a daily basis, and the arts offer caregivers an opportunity for self-expression, allowing each a safe place to understand their experiences and emotions.

Community Well-Being

Community Well-being | Arts and health benefit communities by engaging people in programs aimed at prevention and wellness activities and sharing information to improve health literacy. The arts can have positive effects on quality of life and have been shown to foster mental, physical, and social benefits as well as result in fewer doctors’ visits, reduced use of medications, lessened anxiety and depression, improved memory and socialization skills, and increased levels of independence in a variety of populations and settings.

Education

Community Well-being | Arts and health benefit communities by engaging people in programs aimed at prevention and wellness activities and sharing information to improve health literacy. The arts can have positive effects on quality of life and have been shown to foster mental, physical, and social benefits as well as result in fewer doctors’ visits, reduced use of medications, lessened anxiety and depression, improved memory and socialization skills, and increased levels of independence in a variety of populations and settings.

Best Practices

 This month we spotlight Arts, Health, and Well-Being across the Military Continuum, looking at detailed recommendations in research, practice, and policy.

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Bodies of Courage

Each day thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  To honor those survivors visionary artist Lisa Scholder created beautiful works of art.

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Past Events

Learn about Arts for Health Florida's exciting events. Discover stories and photos from our symposiums, and get ready to attend an upcoming event.

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We Are Hiring!

Part-Time Programming, Marketing
and Membership Coordinator

Arts for Health Florida is seeking a part-time programming, marketing and membership coordinator. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the coordinator will develop core programs, marketing and membership initiatives. The coordinator will also assist the Board of Directors in tasks related to general operations. We are seeking a candidate with strong organizational skills and a passion for the field of arts in health who is willing to grow with the organization. 

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