Recommendation for improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare
opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
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In the recommendation, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Annika Saarikko and Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho outline the intended measures that aim at improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare and health promotion in accordance with the objectives of the Government Programme. The document is intended for the political and operative leadership of counties and municipalities and for public officials involved in preparations concerning this matter. The proposed measures take into account the change in the area of operation as a result of the regional government, health and social services reform. The measures apply to the field of social welfare and healthcare as a whole, including all population groups. In order to establish Arts and Health activities in the structures of health and social services, it is essential that counties and municipalities set objectives concerning the availability and accessibility of arts and culture and include them as part of their planning, operations and monitoring. Funds should also be systematically reserved in social welfare and healthcare for Arts and Health activities. The recommendation is a part of the government key project Expanding the percent for art scheme which aims to facilitate the acquisition of and make art and culture a permanent part of social welfare and healthcare structures.