The report finds evidence of the contribution of the arts to the promotion of good health and
the prevention of a range of mental and physical health conditions, as well as the treatment or management of acute and chronic conditions arising across the life-course. The arts can be costeffective solutions since they can frequently draw on existing assets or resources, although more research is needed into the health economics of this field.
The report also finds that the arts may help in providing multisectoral, holistic and integrated people-centred care, addressing complex challenges for which there are no current healthcare solutions. As such, the arts could help countries reach the integrated targets of key global frameworks, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Thirteenth WHO General Programme of Work, 2019'2023, which aim to increase human capital, reduce inequity
and promote multisectoral action for health and well-being.