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Artists Help Heal Communities

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns


In Louisville, Kentucky, artists collaborated to make a difference. The neighborhood of Smoketown has residents who live on the average 9 years less than other residents of Louisville, due to social determinants of health. Artists and community leaders have worked together to communicate this difference through art. Artists trained in developing a framework with with the community to identify health priorities and enable residents to work with policymakers and healthcare institutions to strive towards equity and measure the impact of their work. Read more about the project and its outcomes: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/2rv0

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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