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n our own backyard and throughout the world the arts are
emerging as an important and integral component of our overall
wellness. Studies have proven that integrating the arts into any
setting helps to cultivate a positive environment; supporting our
physical, mental, and emotional health. The arts have the power
to communicate and educate in so many meaningful ways, and
play a very sublime role of significance in our lives.
The arts benefit people by aiding in their physical, mental, and
emotional recovery, by relieving anxiety and decreasing the perception of pain. In an atmosphere where our peers can sometimes
feel out of control, the arts can serve as a therapeutic and healing
tool, reducing stress and loneliness and providing opportunities for
self-expression. Art has the power to communicate and educate,
giving it a growing role of significance in our communities.

research indicates that patients have shorter
hospital stays, take less medication, and
have fewer complications, saving potentially
billions of dollars annually with significantly
better overall health.
Our ability to provide opportunities to engage people in arts
programs supports the overall wellness of our humanity. The arts
are the keys to promoting prevention and wellness by providing
creative solutions to human needs. The arts can also enhance skills
- improving observational, diagnostic, and empathic abilities. It
helps them to understand people in a different way and connect
with them on a more humanizing level.

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When the arts - music, writing, drawing, dancing, and painting
- are present, pain and anxiety are reduced - promoting healing
in the most palliative health care settings. And, as if that weren't
enough, the research indicates that patients have shorter hospital
stays, take less medication, and have fewer complications, saving
potentially billions of dollars annually with significantly better
overall health.
The American Journal of Public Health published a review titled
The Connection between Art, Healing, and Public Health. The
study has quantified that children, classmates, parents, patients,
and communities - when engaged in art in the midst of a health
care crisis - benefit. Research-based evidence has confirmed over
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