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If you don’t have a way to get to work, how can you get a good job?
If you don’t have a good job, how can you afford a safe place to live?
If you don’t have a safe to live, how can you avoid feeling stressed?
We must address these social determinants to ensure everyone has equitable opportunity for a healthy life.
Youth ages 5-26 are encouraged to submit art as part of the Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity campaign to explore how the social determinants shape their lives and their communities, and what it might look and feel like to one day live in a world where everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy.
Submit artwork—visual art, writing, and/or music—for the campaign by Feb. 28, 2019.
“We hope that the stories [youth] capture through their art will allow viewers to more fully understand how the social determinants of health impact everyone, including young people and their loved ones, and why it is critical to understand and improve these factors so that future generations can thrive,” according to the National Academy of Medicine, the nonprofit research group that organized Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity.
Pieces of art can explore:
- What the world might look like when everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy.
- How you would make sure you and your friends, family, and community all have the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy.
- How the social determinants of health shape your life and the lives of your family, friends, and community.
“We hope the art, and the process of creating the art, will spark a dialogue about how our lives and our health are shaped by everything around us, and provide insight into how these factors support or hinder everyone’s chance of living the healthiest life possible,” according to the National Academy of Medicine.
Group submissions are welcome. An artist’s statement is required for each submission.
A panel will review submissions and select about 30 pieces for a permanent digital gallery and for an in-person pop-up gallery in Summer 2019. Those selected will be notified by April 30, 2019.
Editor’s Note: Main photo is “A Picture Of Health” artwork by John Colavito of New York (via Visualize Health Equity).