Creative Health Collaborations
A music therapist works with Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers to find common ground. A specially trained clown comforts a child in her first night at the hospital. A group of nursing students contemplate a painting by Frida Kahlo to sharpen their observation skills, under the tutelage of an art historian. An interprofessional class of nursing and design students expand their perspectives of culture and health by exploring the intersection of restorative environments and health care for indigenous populations in Australia. These are just some of the many ways Herberger Institute faculty and students are partnering to transform health, by design.
Creative Health Collaborations is an initiative of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Working together with health and allied health disciplines at ASU and in the community, CHC advances research, curricula and programming at the intersection of Arts, Design, and Health. The Herberger Institute offers collaboration grants to support these projects, and advocates for sustained support for such collaborations among sponsors and policy makers more generally. Please visit this page for updates on our research and programming!