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Health & Well-being

Museums are increasingly playing a significant role in healthcare, whether in helping patients, training medical professionals, or educating the public about health and wellness. In an effort to foster healthy workplaces, they also need to pay keen attention to supporting the health and well-being of their staff. Browse resources on health and well-being in museums as community anchors and workplaces below.

Popular Health & Well-being Resources

Healthcare Compendium

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This compendium showcases ten aspects of the healthcare field in which museums are making significant contributions, including patient care, medical professional training, and public education.

TrendsWatch Forecasting Report

In the cover art for the 2019 edition of TrendsWatch, a figure in futuristic dress looks out into a view of space with a console consisting of abstract shapes above it.

The 2019 edition of TrendsWatch—the Alliance’s forecasting report—covered the topic of self-care in museum practice and how museums as employers might encourage self-care practices.

Museums & Creative Aging

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Opening with an overview of aging and ageism in our country, this landmark report documents how museum programming can benefit the social, emotional, and physical well-being of older adults as they age.

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