In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.
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This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.
The study explores the partnership between Shape and Artsadmin that produced Unlimited II, as they prepare for a third iteration, Unlimited III.
A policy briefing based on a systematic review of evidence from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
The review highlights promising evidence and emphasises the need to find out more.
This second volume by Andrzej Klimczuk, 'Putting theory into practice', combines case studies of good practice with theoretical analysis, with a view to developing strategies for international application. The book has practical exercises designed for students and practitioners in the area of creative ageing.
An evaluation of book groups for older people in Oxfordshire, suggesting that the groups help over three-quarters of participants stay cheerful.
A new discussion paper from the 'Measuring Wellbeing' series produced by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing - designed to ignite discussion about measuring wellbeing.
The piece suggests that
Aesop and Public Health England has published a framework for evaluating arts activities designed to support health and wellbeing.
The document aims to “strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.”
And is intended for:
An assessment by GP Jonathan Tomlinson of vulnerability, poverty, and resilience, their relationship with health and healthcare, and what this requires of GPs, policy makers and patient advocates.
This new book sets out the benefits of using a life story approach for people living with dementia and provides guidance for good practice.
This new book looks at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental wellbeing.
'Unlocking Potential: A review of education in prison'.
Published by the Ministry of Justice, Dame Sally Coates review recommends ‘greater provision of high quality creative arts’ as a means to improve general access to education and employment.
A report and video resulting from the three-year Cultural Commissioning Programme, designed to help health commissioners better engage with the arts and cultural sector.
The report brings together case studies and analysis from the New Economics Foundation’s work with Kent County Council and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.
An essay by Soundcastle and Creative Futures exploring their recent projects aimed at those deemed ‘hard to reach’.
'The art of involving people in health innovation' is based on interviews with local health innovators funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. It addresses the challenges of developing and delivering new health projects with the involvement of professionals, people who use health services, and the wider public.
The report is the first project undertaken by the new WA Arts and Health Consortium, established in response to Australia’s 2014 National Arts and Health Framework. It suggests that the considerable arts activities currently underway in Western Australia are not met with sufficient evaluation, or supported by long-term strategy and policy.