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Webinar: Art in Healthcare: The State of the Practice

When: September 30, 2021
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


The healthcare environment can be stressful for patients and service providers alike. Applying arts in healthcare settings can enrich the care environment for all.

Arts in health has been an active field for over 30 years but has never been more relevant in creating impactful patient and healthcare provider experiences than now. 

Join two leaders from The National Organization for Arts in Health to learn how the arts have made a difference in healthcare through four initiatives: improving equity and inclusion, reducing burnout, professionalizing the field, and research and education. This webinar will:

  • Describe case studies of a new Penn State Health hospital and show how a community committee guided a major art program to express equity and inclusion by highlighting local artists of color and diversity-related subjects. 
  • Discuss how medical centers are using the arts to manage burnout for clinical teams. 
  • Provide an overview of a newly-released arts in health core curriculum that offers both artists and health care administrators guidance on professionalizing the field as well as certification for those working in the field. 
  • Include a short review of current literature published on benefits of arts in health throughout the healthcare continuum. 


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the components of the arts in health field.
  • Apply the tenets of arts in health to challenges in healthcare and healthcare design.
  • Understand art’s role in the practice of diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare settings.
  • Evaluate the role of a core curriculum and its value for certifying artists, art administrators, and arts consultants to work in the healthcare environment.


Presenting Faculty

Annette Ridenour, Treasurer, The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH); President, Aesthetics, Inc.
Annette has been a leader in health care design for 40 years as president and founder of Aesthetics, Inc., her multidisciplinary design firm. As a leader in arts in health, Annette has designed and facilitated over 200 art programs, commissioning more than $70 million dollars of art, and has worked with over 10,000 artists.  Annette was one of the pioneers of the field of art and healthcare. She serves as one of the original board members of NOAH and is a past national president of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. She has written numerous articles and books and articles about her work have appeared internationally.  Annette is a ceramic artist and lives in San Diego with her husband and two spaniels. 

Claire de Boer, Past-President, The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH)
Claire de Boer, M.S., is the founding director of Center Stage Hershey Arts in Health at the Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, which for 11 years has provided multi-disciplinary arts programming to nourish well-being for patients, healthcare providers, staff and students across the community. Claire is also a founding board member of the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Cornell University and her Master of Science in Global and International Education from Drexel University. She is an endurance athlete, multi-linguist, musician, and fiber artist.



Did You Know?

The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) is a 501(c)3 organization established to unite, advance and serve the field of arts in Health. NOAH’s goals are to demonstrate the valuable role of the arts in enhancing the healing process; integrate the arts in the planning, design and operations of healthcare facilities and programs; and to advocate for arts programming within all areas of health care including treatment, education, prevention, public health and well-being,  Its 2021 Annual Virtual Conference, “The Art of Resilience,” will be held October 19-21, 2021 https://thenoah.net/2021-conference/