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Using the arts: Learning from a community consultation on health and wellbeing.

Hemingway, A., Crossen-White, H. and Norton, E. A., 2018. Using the arts: Learning from a community consultation on health and wellbeing. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 24 (8), 395-403.

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DOI: 10.12968/bjhc.2018.24.8.395


Local service commissioners require information about a community's needs in order to make spending decisions with limited funds. Gaining the knowledge required can be problematic. This article presents the findings from an innovative project which harnessed visual arts in order to facilitate expression of a community's health and wellbeing needs. The arts-based community consultation, was developed in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations who were engaged with a particular community. A qualitative evaluation study was devised to capture the process of delivering the community consultation to aid service commissioners' funding decisions. The findings demonstrated that an effectively managed arts-based creative consultation process can be a powerful mechanism for establishing a community's perspective on their health and wellbeing.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in the British Journal of Healthcare Management, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Uncontrolled Keywords:community consultation; health and wellbeing; visual arts; partnership working; public engagement
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31425
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Nov 2018 15:58
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:13


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