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Woman and a boy seated in a gallery at Peabody Essex Museum, marvelling at an animal exhibition.

Social Prescription


Mass Cultural Council uses the term social prescribing to describe when a health provider refers a patient to a partnered arts and cultural organization in the community for the benefit of support, connection, inspiration and/or well-being.

Recent News at Intersections of Arts, Culture, & Health

General Effects of Arts & Culture on Health

WATCHWhy Medicine Needs Art ​

WATCHArts and Public Health – Daisy Fancourt/Serious Science

Effects of Arts & Culture on Specific Health Concerns

Information about Prescribing Arts & Culture

WATCHArts should be available on prescription

Organizations and Other States Conducting Related Research

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