A National Arts and Health Framework was endorsed by all Australian states and territories in 2014; acknowledging the role of the arts in contributing to health and wellbeing.  This review, commissioned by VicHealth, aimed to identify: effective approaches for improving arts participation (especially in priority groups); programs or activities using the arts which have been effective in increasing awareness, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in five priority areas; and which of these approaches, programs or activities may be implemented by local councils.  The findings will be used to inform future strategic planning and investment for the VicHealth Arts Strategy 2019-2023.


Davies C and Pescud M. The Arts and Creative Industries in Health Promotion: an Evidence Check Rapid Review brokered by the Sax Institute for The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 2020.

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