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Arts and Human Development

If you asked me early in my medical career how the arts played a role in healing, I might have checked to see if you had a fever. How times have changed. Over the past 30 years, I have watched our profession evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our wounded warriors. Some of those who have...
Eldery Gentleman by flickr user Lucia.. In my early to mid-20s, I was a reporter and then managing editor for a news service that covered biomedical research and health policy. Based in the Washington, DC area, I had two main beats. One was Capitol Hill and its vast network of scientific societies...
Ellen Dissanayake holding a carved Nokwe figure from the Kwoma people of Papua New Guinea's Sepik River area. Photo by Ingrid Barrentine. NEA Research Note #102 presents encouraging findings about the cultural and financial value of the performing arts in the U.S. in 2007. Considering the...
Washington, DC Sherry Goodill. Photo courtesy of Dr. Goodill. It is an honor to contribute to the blog today, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and to tell you a little bit about dance, dance/movement therapy and children’s mental health needs. Today, SAMHSA ---the...
Washington, DC by Mary Wright, Program Director, Workforce Readiness Initiative, The Conference Board My Medicine Cabinet by Rob Patrick via Flickr How can the arts improve the quality of life? That was the underlying theme during all of the presentations at last month’s interagency...
Chicago, Illinois Arnold Aprill (3rd from l) with fellow presenters on the Youth and the Arts panel at the NEA/NHS convening: (from l-r) Researcher James Catterall, Sarah Cunningham, NEA; and Jonathan Herman, National Guild for Community Arts Education. Photo courtesy of Chicago Arts Partnerships...

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