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Jameel Arts & Health Lab
Measurably improving health and wellbeing through the arts

About the Lab

The Jameel Arts & Health Lab, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is a global initiative leveraging scientific evidence to drive the integration of the arts into mainstream healthcare. The Lab was co-founded by WHO Regional Office for Europe, NYU Steinhardt, Community Jameel and Culturunners.

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    Jameel Arts & Health Lab - Lancet Global Series on the Health Benefits of the Arts

    A landmark series focused on non-communicable diseases. Convened by the Lab, the series connects over 50 researchers and artists to present evidence on the value of the arts in clinical and public health.

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    Music and Motherhood

    A project exploring cultural considerations for arts and health interventions. In particular, using group singing for postpartum depression, which has been successful in the UK, in new contexts in Denmark, Italy, and Romania.

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    Hospital Murals Evaluation (HoME)

    The largest study of its kind, aiming to better understand the impact of murals in hospitals on patients, staff, and visitors, and to study murals across different cultural contexts in Nigeria, Slovenia, the UK, and the US.

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    COP28 Healing Arts Week

    COP28 Healing Arts Week shined a light on the impact the arts can have on both climate change and human health and wellbeing. A series of panels and events directly engaged senior policy-makers during the COP28 summit.

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    Music & Motherhood Meeting

    WHO Europe and the Lab co-organized this full-day meeting at UN City in Copenhagen, highlighting a multi-country case study using music and singing to support new mothers experiencing postnatal depression.

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    Creative Brain Week 2024

    By bringing together leading scientists, health practitioners, and researchers in lively discussion and debate, Creative Brain Week was designed to strengthen and propagate the significance of the arts on health and wellbeing.

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    Arts, Mental Health, and Forced Displacement

    This WHO-Europe led policy brief outlines the existing evidence surrounding the arts and mental well-being for forcibly displaced people, providing case examples of arts interventions working at these intersections, and presents policy recommendations.

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Healing Arts 2024

A global campaign of city and country-wide activations, exhibitions, dialogues, and live events. Healing Arts socializes arts and health research to drive public engagement for the vital role of the arts in health.

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    May 8-14, 2024

    National Arts in Health Week Nigeria

    Nigeria, Lagos

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    12 June 2024

    Healing Arts Basel

    Basel, Switzerland

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    19-23 August 2024

    Healing Arts Scotland


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    18-24 September 2024

    UNGA Healing Arts Week

    New York, USA

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    20 April / 7 October 2024

    Healing Arts Atlanta

    Atlanta, USA

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    11-22 November 2024

    COP29 Healing Arts Week

    Baku, Azerjaiban

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Meet the Lab’s dedicated team of global arts and health researchers at NYU, policy makers at WHO, and communications specialists at Culturunners.

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