Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America is an initiative of the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and ArtPlace America. A recent white paper published as part of this initiative presents a case for why cross-sector collaboration is critically needed to address the complex issues that limit health in the US. 

This white paper frames the value of arts and culture for advancing health and wellbeing in communities, and offers examples of impactful cross-sector collaborations that engage arts and culture to address five critical public health issues: collective trauma, racism, social isolation and exclusion, mental health, and chronic disease.

Six free webinars running from November 2019 to April 2020 present programme examples that address each of these issues as well as new resources for cross-sector collaboration and programme building.

To view past webinars and register for upcoming webinars visit


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