Project

Literature Review and Program Scan on the Arts and Pain Management and Substance Use Disorder

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National Endowment for the Arts

The opioid epidemic has revealed an urgent need to identify evidence-based strategies for pain management and substance use disorder prevention and treatment. Emerging research suggests arts-based interventions should be considered among potential complementary approaches for managing pain and preventing and treating substance use disorder.

JBA conducted a rigorous literature review for the National Endowment for the Arts to identify evidence on the role of arts-based interventions. We identified, summarized, and synthesized recent relevant research using a mixed-methods appraisal tool to inform the quality of the evidence. A program scan was conducted to describe and highlight a range of programs that use the arts to address pain management or substance use disorder prevention or treatment. A technical workgroup helped shape the approach, suggested programs to include, and provided feedback.

Staff

  • Julie Leis, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Leis has nearly 20 years of experience in applied research and program evaluation in the areas of home visiting, mental health, and child development...

  • Colleen Morrison, Ph.D. Research Associate

    Colleen Morrison has more than 10 years of experience in program evaluation and applied developmental research. Her areas of expertise include early...

  • Kirsten Keene, M.A. Research Associate

    Kirsten Keene has more than 10 years of experience in applied social science research and program evaluation. Her research skills include qualitative...

  • Patrice Cachat, M.S.W. Research Associate

    Patrice Cachat has nearly 20 years of experience in child and family services with extensive knowledge in child welfare and protection and child and adolescent...

  • Joelle Ruben, M.S.W. Senior Communications Associate

    Joelle Ruben has 15 years of experience working on child and family issues in a variety of communications, policy, advocacy, and direct service roles...

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National Endowment for the Arts