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HRI: Creative Health- a national overview of recent developments in research, policy and practice


Wednesday 7 December 2022

12pm - 1pm




Online study


Health Research Institute

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The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) was launched in March 2021 and aims to advance good practice and research, inform policy and promote collaboration, helping foster the conditions for creative health to be integral to health and social care and wider systems. Working with UKRI, the NCCH is a partner in the ‘Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Disparities’ research programme which includes Edge Hill University and the ‘Arts for the Blues’ initiative.

Hosted by Edge Hill University’s Health Research Institute, Alexandra Coulter will give an overview of national developments including the research programme and work related to Integrated Care Systems, which became statutory in July through the Health and Care Act. Arts Council England’s ‘Creative Health & Wellbeing’ plan and current initiatives to support workforce development will also be discussed.

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Alexandra Coulter is the Director of the UK National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) which launched in March 2021. It was established in response to Recommendation 1 in the Creative Health report, which was published in 2017 following a two-year inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG). Alex has provided the secretariat for the APPG since 2015 and project managed the inquiry. She is also the part-time Director of Arts & Health South West (AHSW), a regional learning, advocacy, networking and development organization, where she has worked since 2010. AHSW delivered the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in June 2021 which was attended by over 500 people from 30 countries.

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