Building Healthy Communities Through The Arts

Venue: Connecticut College

Location: New London, Connecticut,

Event Date/Time: Jan 11, 2002 End Date/Time: Jan 11, 2002
Registration Date: Jan 11, 2002
Early Registration Date: Dec 11, 2001
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Building Healthy Communities through the Arts is a one-day educational conference focusing on the variety of ways in which arts programming can impact individual and community health. The conference will be held on Friday, January 11, 2002 at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut (
Building Healthy Communities through the Arts is sponsored by Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC); the Connecticut AHEC program, the Connecticut College Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, the America Project Partnership, Healthy New London/Community Partnerships, and LEARN.
The keynote address will be given by Paula Most, the Coordinator for the Arts at Lifespan, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence RI. Twenty-four workshops and a panel on Funding Community Partnerships will cover a wide range of topics related to using arts programming, including theatre, music, movement, writing, storytelling, and others, to build community, improve mental & physical health, encourage healthy choices among young adults and bridge cultural and other barriers between people of all ages. Workshop presenters come from six states and a wide variety of fields and organizations. The conference is directed at health, community, and social service providers, artists and arts administrators, teachers and educational administrators, and others interested in initiating, building and strengthening community partnerships for health.
Eastern AHEC’s mission is to improve access to quality health care for underserved populations through education and coalition-building.


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