EU: For the first time, WHO studies the link between arts and health


Engaging with the arts can be beneficial for both mental and physical health - a statement from WHO/Europe

Livestream of the launch on report of arts and health

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has concluded that engaging with the arts can arts can improve health – both mental and physical – making policy considerations for countries to include the arts in healthcare programmes.

The WHO analysed evidence from over 900 global publications – the most comprehensive review of evidence on arts and health to date.

Source:

http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/events/2019/11/launch-of-first-who-report-on-the-evidence-base-for-arts-and-health-interventions

http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/press-releases/2019/can-you-dance-your-way-to-better-health-and-well-being-for-the-first-time,-who-studies-the-link-between-arts-and-health/video-the-links-between-arts-and-health

Further resources:

What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? Summary (2019)

Report - What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review (2019)

Fact sheet – What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being in the WHO European Region?

Political symposium on the arts and health in the Nordic region (2019)

Intersectoral action between the arts, health and well-being

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