This program takes place in person at the University of Houston and is open to the public.
Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development, and Community Health is an international conference convening the brightest and most creative minds working at the intersection of arts and health in Houston, a global mecca for innovations in the arts, health sciences and medical education. The three-day conference is part of the global series “The Future is Unwritten: Healing Arts,” produced in partnership with the World Health Organization and Culturunners. Healing Arts Houston is open to the public and will be a dynamic space for dialogue, learning, and inspiration. Practicing artists, health care professionals, medical educators, and scholars are welcome to attend.
On Thursday, September 29, 2:20 pm, Inprint will host a plenary session on Community-based Writing Programs to Improve Health and Caregiving. This presentation will describe how these workshops are delivered through collaborations with the University of Houston and local health care institutions. The presenters will also discuss evidence to support the positive impacts of these programs, such as how they improve participants’ health and strengthen their capacity for caregiving. Speakers will include Rich Levy, Krupa Parikh, Nick Almeida, Gulchin Ergun, and Supna Singh.