November is Arts & Health Month: Join the global celebration!

Arts Health Network Canada leads

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - At Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) we focus on the connection between the arts and their positive effects on health and wellbeing. In November, we lend our voice to Arts & Health Month - an internationally-recognized event.  November is an opportunity for organizations and individuals worldwide to promote the integration of the arts into a wide variety of health care and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.

During November, Arts & Health leaders from around the world promote Arts & Health Month as a time to host awareness-raising events, heighten media attention, and encourage more people to engage with the arts, for the health of it! 

"Arts & Health is a growing field internationally that demonstrates how many different kinds of art activities – including literary, performing, visual arts and design – provide health benefits for both individuals and communities," says Ludmila Jagiellicz, president of the board of directors for AHNC. "Join us to help raise awareness about the role of arts in health and in creating more supportive healthcare environments. Share the message of arts and health and encourage your family and friends to engage in arts programs aimed at a healthier life.

About Arts Health Network Canada

Established in 2010 as a national not-for-profit organization, Arts Health Network Canada's (AHNC) primary purpose is to increase widespread awareness, understanding and appreciation of the contributions of arts-based initiatives to individual and community health, as well as to the sustainability of Canada's public healthcare system. We are Canada's primary arts and health knowledge-sharing, networking and capacity building hub, helping to promote and facilitate the development and growth of arts and health initiatives across Canada.

Find out more about Arts Health Month here.

Web: www.artshealthnetwork.ca
Twitter: @artshealthca
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SOURCE Arts Health Network Canada

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For further information: or to arrange an interview with Arts Health Network Canada, please contact: Frédéric Julien, Board Director, Arts Health Network Canada, Tel: 613-606-4754, Email: frederic.julien@capacoa.ca

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