Visualize Health Equity: A Community Art Show

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling on artists to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project.

Personal responsibility plays a key role in health, but the choices we make depend on the choices that are available to us. For example, you might know it’s important to eat healthy foods, but what if you live in a neighborhood without a good grocery store? Or the nearest grocery store is far away and you don’t have access to a car or public transportation? Or your family doesn’t make enough money to buy fresh fruits and vegetables? When it comes to health, too many people start behind and stay behind simply because of where they live, lack of opportunity, or how society views them.

Show the NAM what health equity would look like to you—whether it’s access to healthy food or safe neighborhoods, good education or a living wage, clean drinking water or affordable housing, connection to cultural heritage or lack of discrimination, or any other opportunity that helps you live your healthiest life.

This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Artwork submitted for this project will help NAM understand what people across the country see as the most important health challenges and opportunities facing their communities. The insights gained will be shared with a national audience and used to inform future directions of the Culture of Health Program.

Your art could be featured in a permanent online gallery and/or an in-person show hosted by the National Academy of Medicine in November 2017.

For more information, please visit the NAM website.

Submission deadline: September 4, 2017