Cultura e Salute
The Cultura e Salute (meaning Culture and Health) project was conceived as part of a three-year partnership with the Culture Division of Lugano city council. Its aim is to harness existing opportunities for using the Arts and Culture for health promotion and disease prevention, supporting care pathways and relationships.
A long-term policy is achieved by strengthening ties and mechanisms for cooperation between culture, welfare and healthcare sectors, thereby improving people’s quality of life.
Il progetto è patrocinato dalla Città di Lugano, Fondazione IBSA e USI. L’obiettivo è quello di approfondire temi scientifici attraverso i diversi linguaggi artistici ma anche quello di sostenere tutti le istituzioni e le persone che operano in ambito culturale.
The project involves various activities
In conjunction with USI - Università della Svizzera Italiana and the City of Lugano, the IBSA Foundation will initiate Switzerland’s first “Cultura e Salute” course (autumn 2021). This is aimed at students of the Master’s programme, and is open to those enrolled in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.
Creation of a competence centre within the IBSA Foundation dedicated to Cultura e Salute, to promote a greater understanding of the effects which culture can have on people’s health and wellbeing.
Switzerland’s first forum on the theme, entitled “Cultura e Salute - alliance for a sustainable future”, due to take place in Lugano on 26-27 November, 2021.
A fund to support activities and projects, set up thanks to a partnership between culture and care organisations in healthcare facilities.