Art and medicine intersect in New York City hospitals

Aug 17, 2022: PBS NewsHour features NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine program


New Arts & Mental Health program to serve communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Grants targeted to use the arts as a vehicle to address mental health challenges and to fight stigma that is a barrier to seeking help.


CSQ Magazine publishes Laurie Tisch’s “How Philanthropy Can Support Arts and Inspire Our Mental Health Recovery”

CSQ Magazine invited Laurie Tisch to reflect on philanthropy programs for frontline hospital workers, particularly to address mental health challenges that emerged during the pandemic.


The Illumination Fund considers media and communications as an important way to amplify the work of its grantees and to share program models. Some recent press coverage and program news can be found below.


Several of the Illumination Fund’s grants are centered on events that are open to the public or to targeted audiences. The Fund has also held convenings of grantees, partners and thought leaders, as well as press conferences to launch major initiatives.

Resources and

Many of the Illumination Fund’s grantees have created resources to share with other organizations, policymakers and other interested individuals. Resources have included special reports and toolkits, In addition, the Fund has commissioned reports on specific programs and initiatives.

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