Agenda item

Arts, Culture and Health

Report of the Director of Public Health




The Board considered a report on Improving Health Outcomes through Culture, Arts and Heritage.  Karen Harrison, Health Improvement Principal, Sheffield City Council, Kim Streets, Chief Executive, Sheffield Museums and Professor Steve Haake, Sheffield Hallam University were in attendance to present the report.




In November 2022 Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Museums facilitated a Culture and Health Symposium that showcased the excellent work already happening across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to improve health and wellbeing through arts.  The symposium recommended that each of the South Yorkshire Local Authorities create a Culture, Arts and Health Group that could feed into their Health and Wellbeing Boards.




The Board were advised that good things were happening, but these were short term and would require support to help, endorse and contribute to the work.




The Board were very supportive and endorsed what was being proposed.




The Health and Wellbeing Board agreed:


·       to endorse and support the creation of a Culture, Arts and Health Group for Sheffield;


·       to commit to including arts and culture in the Board’s agenda and workflow moving forward; and


·       to co-opt a Board Member to join Sheffield’s Culture, Arts and Health Group.


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