I recently set up a meeting between two of my favorite organizations: CommunicateHealth and Enchanted Circle Theater.
CommunicateHealth, as you all know, is a champion of health literacy.
Enchanted Circle Theater is, to quote their website, “The regional leader in the field of arts integration, using theater arts as a dynamic teaching tool on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community.”
I knew as soon as we sat down, that putting leaders from these organizations in a room together was a great choice.
When teamed up together, public health and theater can make a big difference. We’re big fans of storytelling, and theater can bring stories to life. A great example of this is Canyon Ranch Institute’s innovative Arts Behavior Change (ABC) Program, which uses storytelling arts — like theater, music, and dance — to advance health literacy about healthy hygiene practices. (Check out Dr. Andrew Pleasant’s presentation on the ABC Program in Peru [PDF].)
I can’t wait to see where this collaboration with Enchanted Circle Theater leads!