2018 CONFERENCE: REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF ARTS IN HEALTH

October 7-10, 2018, Austin, Texas

As the National Organization for Arts in Health, NOAH provides transformational leadership to bring the field of arts in health together and to move the field forward. Our focus is on the future of arts, health, and wellbeing; and creating tangible impact from our goals and initiatives.  We know through research and experience that the arts are an integral component to health, and we are committed to shaping a reality where that fact is accepted fully, and incorporated into medical treatment, medical education, prevention, and public health and wellbeing. What is Arts in Health? Arts in health is a field dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts. Comprised of many subfields and affiliated fields, arts in health supports health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” - Art, Health, & Well-being in America, NOAH, 2017