Author(s): Hannah Bronson, MT-BC; Rebecca Vaudreuil, EDM, MT-BC; Joke Bradt, PHD, MT-BC
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2018

This paper outlines current program models at two facilities, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Belvoir.

Author(s): Butler, Stuart and Cabello, Marcela
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2018

The report first explores the way in which housing can affect the lives and success of individuals, and how the effect varies for different segments of the population.

Author(s): Alisha Ali; Stephan Wolfert; Jocelin E. McGovern; Jennifer Nguyen; and Adam Aharoni
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2018

In this paper, we propose a treatment-derived qualitative strategy for examining written narratives created through therapeutic encounters in trauma-informed care. This investigation involves the analysis of ten trauma monologues written by military veterans participating in a treatment program that uses dramatic verse as its therapeutic foundation.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2018

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.

Author(s): oshua Bamberger, Rachel Bluestein, Kim Latimer-Nelligan, Richard Samson, and Doug Shoemaker
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2017

This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships. These two sectors have begun to realize how much they overlap, but while great work has been done to expose practitioners in both fields to information about their shared interests and common goals, the results to date have been relatively modest. [Executive Summary p. 4]

Author(s): Secker, Jenny; Heydinrych, Kirsten; Kent, Lyn; and Jo Keay
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

"Conclusions: Previous studies have found play, inspiration and learning to be associated with well-being. It therefore seems reasonable to conclude that the creative aspects of the courses did play an important part in improving participants’ well-being."

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

Ten Reasons to Support the Arts - 2017 update

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

Highlights from the 2015 public opinion poll, Americans Speak Out About the Arts, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Americans for the Arts. 

Author(s): Saloom, Susan; Wester, Marete; Gregory, Alicia
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

A collaboration between AFTA’s National Initiative on Arts & Health and the Military and the Local Arts Advancement departments, Arts Deployed is a guide for arts organizations and artists interested in bringing creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities, their caregivers, and families.

Author(s): Yeh PH, Guan Koay C, Wang B, Morissette J, Sham E, Senseney J, Joy D, Kubli A, Yeh CH, Eskay V, Liu W, French LM, Oakes TR, Riedy G, Ollinger J.
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

"Our findings suggest that the association and projection fibers interconnecting fronto-parieto-temporal region, for example, CCG/CAB, SLF, and UNC; and fronto-subcortical regions, for example, ATR, are particularly vulnerable to military-related blast injury, where the compromised circuits have significant effects on the functional outcome of chronic mTBI patients. Furthermore, high frequency of blast exposures may deflect negatively normal aging trajectories of white matter integrity. However, longitudinal study with follow-up scans is needed to validate these findings. Nevertheless,