Immediate action is needed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to address the pandemic’s economic, health, and social impacts in communities. Solutions are needed for both the short and long term. Local arts and cultural resources, and artists themselves, are one of the most powerful and readily available resources to support community connection, wellbeing and recovery.
“We are in an unprecedented situation, and cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times. The creativity of the responses must match the unique nature of this crisis.” UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
The Advisory Brief for Local and Public Health Agencies and Organizations calls for local public health agencies and organizations to mobilize existing local arts and cultural assets to develop creative responses to this crisis. The advisory brief offers action steps, real-time examples and resources related to communication, connection, resilience and recovery.
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- Jill Sonke, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
- Tasha Golden, UF Center for Arts in Medicine; Johns Hopkins International Arts & Mind Lab
- Jamie Hand, ArtPlace America
- Jenny Lee, UF Center for Arts in Medicine
- Keely Mason, UF Center for Arts in Medicine
- Vincent Lafronza, National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
- Bridget Kerner, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- Amy Bucciarelli, UF Center for Arts in Medicine
- Michael Rohd, Center for Performance and Civic Practice
- Meg Shoemaker Little, Welcoming America
- Jen Cole, Arizona State University
- Lyz Crane, ArtPlace America
- Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts
- Geneva Vest and Matthew Clarke, Trust for Public Land
- Natalia D. Macker, Chairwoman, Teton County Commission
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