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

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



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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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

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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