FORWARD: Issue #1: Public Health


Resources for making connections between art and public health


Creating Healthy Communities Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

Read the white paper that inspired this first issue of FORWARD

Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida and ArtPlace America


Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy & Leadership



COVID-19 Arts Response

Center for Arts and Medicine at the University of Florida

"The arts are one of the most powerful means for communication and coping we have at our disposal today."


Creative Caretaker

A dream job description from artist Mallory Rukhsana Nezam—with inspiration from the City of Providence's Creative Community Health Worker Fellowship


Putting Creative Workers to Work to Rebuild the United States Post-Pandemic

Americans for the Arts

15 specific actions that the next Administration can take to activate the creative economy within a comprehensive national recovery strategy


Arts & Culture in Public Health: An Evidence-Based Framework

Center for Arts and Medicine at the University of Florida


The Toolkit for Health, Art, Parks and Equity

The Trust for Public Land in partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)


Public Art + Public Health Workshop

Forecast Public Art

Hire Forecast now to do a virtual or in-person training about public art and health

Downloadable course available in 2021


Social Determinants of Health

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative developed a conceptual framework illustrating the connection between social inequalities and health


Anti-Racism Repository

Center for Arts and Medicine at the University of Florida

Find arts-based responses to racism by artists and arts organizations using resources and approaches that raise awareness, amplify marginalized voices, facilitate dialogue, or promote action and change.


WE-Making: How Arts & Culture Unite People to Work Toward Community Well-Being

A 2021 report examining how artists and creative practices can help communities reckon with the past and pave the way to a more equitable recovery.

Report cover


HPP Journal Special Supplement, Arts in Public Health

Center for Arts in Medicine, in collaboration with the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and ArtPlace America

An open access special supplement of the peer-reviewed journal, Health Promotino Practice (HPP), this collection of papers advances the current knowledge about, skills needed for, and examples of work using the arts to advance individual and population health.


CDC Engaging Arts & Culture for Vaccine Confidence arts response repository & field guides

Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida

Designed for public health professionals, explore this repository to find promising practice examples and professional contacts for engaging arts and culture in public health vaccination efforts. With the guide Building Sustainable Partnerships, learn to engage the artists and culture-bearers in your community as partners in promoting vaccine confidence. With the guide Building Programs and Creative Campaigns, learn to partner with local artists and culture-bearers to create culturally responsive vaccine education.

a colorful illustration depicts a variety of people wearing masks, along with a science beaker, and the heading, "engaging Arts & Culture for Vaccine Confidence Field Guides"

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FORWARD: Issue #1

Public Health