The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military advances the arts in health, healing, and healthcare for military service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Working across military, government, private, and nonproft sectors, the goals of the National Initiative are to:image

  • Raise visibility, understanding, and support of arts and health in the military; 
  • Advance the policy, practice, and quality use of arts and creativity as tools for health in the military; and
  • Make the arts as tools for health available to all active duty military, staff, family members, and veterans.

The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military is supported in part by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Review the reports that have been created by the program and see past and planned events held to delve deeper into the work to support the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military.

National Collaborators and Partners: The National Initiative is led by Americans for the Arts in cooperation with multiple national arts, health and veterans service organizations, private sector, military and government agencies.  

The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution in June 2016 in support of Funding Arts and Healing Therapy Across the Military Continuum. 

Read the 2017 Arts and the Military Issue Brief here.

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