ArtStream’s program You Are a Work of Art was featured in a white paper published by the National Organization for the Arts in Health (NOAH) entitled “Arts, Health, and Well-Being in America.”
Section Four of the white paper, entitled “In Caring for Caregivers,” features a header image by Mike Rollins of nurses and technicians from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) making shadow boxes as part of a You Are a Work of Art retreat.
Judy Rollins, who oversees ArtStream’s military hospital programs, including You Are a Work of Art and Allies in the Arts is a contributing author to the white paper.
Within the arts lies a powerful buy largely untapped force for healing. The arts and science are two sides of the same coin, which is our shared humanity. Our ability to live fulfilling, healthy lives depends on bringing these two forces together.
– Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, 19th Surgeon General of the United States