RSPH Arts and Health Awards – deadline 4 July 2014

The Royal Society for Public Health Arts and Health Awards recognise significant contributions to research and practice. Now in their seventh year, the awards will this year focus of the value of creative arts for older people with long-term conditions in the community or within health and social care settings. There is a particular emphasis on projects which address issues of diversity and inclusion for older people from minority ethnic, faith, sexual/gender and disability communities.

Nominations are invited for individuals or organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts in fostering the health and wellbeing of older people in the following ways: 

Through the development and delivery of high quality programmes of creative arts activity helping to promote the health and wellbeing of older people

Through undertaking substantial research or evaluation studies on the contribution of the creative arts in promoting the health and wellbeing of older people

Nominations should be received by FRIDAY 4 JULY 2014 and will be considered by a special Awards Committee established by the RSPH. The Awards Committee will consider nominations in relation to the following criteria:

The activity or project addresses significant health and wellbeing issues affecting older people

There is evidence of participant involvement in the planning and delivery of the activity or project

There is evidence of good partnership working (e.g. between the NHS, local authorities, charities, voluntary organisations, the private care sector and creative arts organisations)

The project has a wide scope and reach and addresses issues of diversity and inclusion

The project is evidence-based or has generated evidence on the effectiveness of the initiative in promoting wellbeing, health and social inclusion

A decision will be announced by the end of July 2014, and the awards will be presented at the RSPH Arts and Health Awards Ceremony in October 2014.

w: https://www.rsph.org.uk/en/policy-and-projects/awards/arts-and-health-awards-2014.cfm