Nov. 9 Art Show and Meeting: Visualizing and Promoting Health Equity in Communities

Individual health is shaped by economic and social factors such as income, education, access to high-quality health care, geography, race, and ethnicity. Uneven access to conditions that are needed for good health across the United States results in poor effects on health — not only for individuals but also for their families and society.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host the second meeting of its Culture of Health program, a multiyear collaborative effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  This meeting will examine health through the lens of art and communities, scientific and community perspectives on the social determinants of health, and the challenges to and solutions for improving health equity across the U.S.

Annie Levy, creative director of the Made Visible Foundation, will moderate a discussion with the following artists, whose work was chosen from submissions in NAM’s nationwide community art project, Visualize Health Equity, to appear in a pop-up art gallery. 

The speakers’ artwork will be on display among the 30 selected pieces throughout the meeting and during an evening reception. To view the full list of artists whose work will appear in the gallery, click here

The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., including the art show and reception beginning at 5:20 p.m. EST at National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Visit for more information, an agenda, or to watch the live webcast.  Reporters who wish to attend the workshop or art show and reception should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail