NOAH Announces The Hamilton International Arts in Health Awards 2019 Recipients

The National Organization for Arts in Health announces the following recipients of its inaugural International Arts in Health Awards Program, titled “The Hamilton”–so named after the sponsoring Hamilton Saykaly Garbulinska Foundation at Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Recognition in the Arts Building Resilience category was awarded for demonstrating the efficacy of the arts in combating healthcare provider and family caregiver burnout and cultivating resiliency. First place went to the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist for its “Employee Arts Enrichment Experiences” program, and the University of Minnesota Rochester also received recognition for its exemplary project “The Contemplation of Resilience, Wellbeing and Mental Health through Creativity.”

Recognition in the Arts Transforming Environments category was awarded for demonstrating the positive impact of an artwork or project in a healthcare environment. There were two first-place winners: the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Inova Schar Cancer Institute for its “Collaborative Arts and Healing Program for A New Urban Ambulatory Cancer Institute” and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for its “Packard 2.0 Art Program” designed and facilitated by Aesthetics, Inc.

Recognition in the Arts for Innovation category was awarded for showcasing a project that has positively impacted target populations through use of media, technology or creative programming. First place went to Ballad Health for its “Prescription for Pain: One Dose Storytelling” program and Georgetown Arts and Humanities Program, MedStar Georgetown University Department of Neurology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center also received recognition as an exemplary project for its “Movement for Multiple Sclerosis” program.

The awards were open to artists working in all media, or arts in health programs in community or clinical settings, who demonstrated an arts project or initiative in a health setting that has measurably improved the health or well-being of the intended population. A jury reviewed both the content and design of each project/program submitted to select this year’s awards recipients in each of the three above categories.

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Posted November 8, 2019

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