The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military advances the arts in healthcare, healing, and well-being for military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers.
Working across military, government, private and non-profit sectors, the goals of the National Initiative are to:
- Raise visibility, understanding, and support of arts and health in the military;
- Advance the policy, practice, and quality use of arts and creativity as tools for health in the military; and
- Make the arts as tools for health available to all Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and staff, Veterans, military families, and caregivers.
On July 1, 2019, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution in continued support of Funding Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum.
The National Lieutenant Governors Association and Americans for the Arts signed The State Military & Veterans State Arts Initiative resolution in 2017. A series of three pilot Military & Veterans State Arts & Humanities Summits will be held in Louisiana, Delaware, and South Dakota in 2019 - 2020, made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Where does your state stand on this national resolution?
Interested in more information and national networking with others working in this space? Join our closed NIAHM Facebook Group.