Led by RISCA, RIDOH and community partners, the Arts and Health Network highlights the important role the arts can play in individual and community health. Collectively, they work toward fully integrating arts and arts-based therapies into health and community settings through innovative and sustainable policy, practice and research recommendations.
In 2017, RISCA partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Brown School of Public Health to investigate how the arts can positively impact health, and can work in concert with clinical practices. An arts and health planning process was guided by a 25-member community advisory group, and the Brown School of Public Health was engaged to look at current evidence in the field of arts and health. A new grant category was begun at RISCA to support this initiative. For the complete state plan for arts and health, as well as the evidence map, click here.