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Policy roundtable on culture, health and wellbeing

This week, Culture Commons will co-convene a policy roundtable with our research partners over at the Centre for Cultural Value.

We're bringing together policymakers to explore the current evidence base associated with culture, health & wellbeing and pose the question: "what can we do to improve research and support the creative, cultural and healthcare sectors to improve health outcomes?".

We'll hear from Dr Robyn Dowlen who will present the Centre's latest 'Vision Paper':

We'll also be gathering perspectives from representatives from:

UK Government: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Local Government: Birmingham City Council, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and Manchester City Council

Arm's length bodies: Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

National interest groups: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance, National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), the Lived Experience Network and What Works Centre for Wellbeing

Culture Commons Director, Trevor MacFarlane FRSA said

We're really pleased to be bringing senior policy makers together to engage with the Centre's important findings on the the existing evidence base sitting behind culture, health and wellbeing. The UK is undoubtably a best practice hotspot for social proscribing and we feel that all stakeholders now need to step up support for the research community to gather more - and better quality - evidence that healthcare leaders need to be able to really embed culture and creativity into their core commissioning activities.

We'll be sharing outcomes from the meeting. If you'd like to stay up to date, sign up to our free policy briefing notes by navigating to the bottom of our home page.

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