All of the publications from the Arts and Health Alliance are available for download from the National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database (NAAPPD). You can read abstracts on each of the publications below by clicking the title and download the publications you’d like.

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Abstracts for articles found in the Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice was the official journal of the Arts & Health Alliance, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group and was a former membership benefit of Arts & Health Alliance members. These articles are not available for download and listed here only to serve as a bibliography of available articles. Only journal articles produced during the Arts & Health Alliance joint agreement with the publisher are sited below. For newer journal articles visit Taylor & Francis Group's website.

  • Volume 2 Issue 1, March 2010

    • The state of arts and health in Australia
    • The arts, identity and belonging: A longitudinal study
      Using arts to enhance mental healthcare environments: Findings from qualitative research
    • The McSpoons”: Using puppetry's narrative impact to reduce family TV time
    • Art-making and identity work: A qualitative study of women living with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
    • Ethical issues in image-based research
  • Volume 1 Issue 2, 2009

    • The state of the arts in healthcare in the United States
    • Occupational strain and professional artists: A qualitative study of an underemployed group
    • Young farmers' photographic mental health promotion programme: A case study
    • On creating the discipline, profession, and evidence in the field of arts and healthcare
    • To the next power: How true cultural partnerships can exponentially grow a hospital arts program
  • Volume 1 Issue 1, 2009

    • The state of arts and health in England
      Morality, duty, and the arts in health: A project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy
    • New theories and research findings on the positive influence of music and art on health with ageing
    • Attending cultural events and cancer mortality: A Swedish cohort study
    • Metaphors of loss and transition: An appreciative inquiry
    • A note on designing evaluations of health effects of cultural activities at work
    • The MoMA Alzheimer's Project: Programming and resources for making art accessible to people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers