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Health and Wellness in our Communities: The Impact of Museums

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Health statistics and an overburdened medical care system indicate clear needs for health and wellness programs. In response to these needs, and in recognition that viewing each person as a whole is central to improving health and wellness, many museums have been considering what roles they might play to address community health care issues. The following questions, and the resource list that follows, are intended to foster individual reflection on health care concerns, as well as dialogue on health and wellness programming among museum colleagues and with community partners.