National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Panel 3

National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Panel 3

Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults: Panel 3

Topic: Cost-benefit analyses associated with the inclusion of arts programs and interventions in healthcare delivery for older adults.

Moderator: David Reuben, UCLA. Speakers: "A Primer on Cost Benefit Analysis" by Emmett Keeler, RAND and UCLA; "Cost and Cost Effectiveness in the Translation from Randomized Controlled Trials to Community Evidence-based Arts Programs"
by Thomas Prohaska, George Mason University and Melissa Castora-Binkley, University of South Florida. Discussant: William Spector, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The September 14, 2012 workshop focused on research gaps and opportunities for exploring the relationship of arts participation and creativity to physical health and psychological well-being in older adults.

The workshop was presented by the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics, at the request of a consortium of the National Endowment for the Arts and three units within the National Institutes of Health: the National Institute on Aging, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine.