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Activate, Dorset's Dance and Theatre Agency, Dance Generations project residency

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Measuring the impact of dance

The debate about how to evaluate arts in health projects is being furthered by a new dance programme for people with Parkinson’s disease, says Sara Houston.

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Children's hospital experience

A national survey of almost 19,000 children and young people who stayed in hospital overnight or were seen as a day patient show most children were happy with their care. However, 40% of children complained that there were no activities or opportunities to play in hospital.

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Evidence

Impacts of music in early years

The London Early Years Music Network has published an evidence review exploring the impacts of music on young children’s physical, mental and psychological development.

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Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

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John Zanetich
Berkeley College
Professor

I have a doctorate degree in organizational behavior, a masters in clinical psychology and a masters in public administration. I have been employed as a Deputy Health Commissioner in New ...

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