Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-Sector Collaboration from University of Florida

by the Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America initiative

“The arts provide forms and frames through which
narrative is shared, including poetry, storytelling,
music, theater, drawing, or dance. The sharing of
narrative in turn generates increased community
capacity for healing, resilience, and social cohesion.
In addition, since they create access to narratives,
the arts contribute to more equitable research and
evaluation methodologies. By integrating arts- and
culture-based practices into research, public health
professionals can better identify, develop, and
sustain solutions that are relevant and effective for
the populations they serve.”