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Political symposium on the arts and health in the Nordic region. State of the evidence

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Over the last decade, the use of arts and culture interventions has become a viable option for improving health and well-being. A growing body of evidence shows that cultural participation holds promise as an effective, low-cost, low-risk therapeutic and preventative measure across a range of physical and mental health conditions. To explore this area of work further, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and Region Skåne, Sweden, jointly organized a political symposium which took place on 22 March 2019 at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark. The symposium examined the leading role of the Nordic countries in this area and explored how the visibility and uptake of arts and health interventions at a policy level might be improved.

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