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Inaugural Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference Port Macquarie NSW Australia, 10 – 13 November 2009

Congratulations to the 2009 Award Winners - in the following categories:

Arts in Primary HealthEfterpi Soropos, Artist in Residence, McCulloch House, Palliative Care Unit Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Community Arts and HealthAlison Clough, Director, Pioneer Projects and Looking Well, Bentham, United Kingdom

Arts in Health PromotionMolly Carlile, Consortium Manager, North and West Metropolitan Region, Palliative Care Consortium, Melbourne, Victoria

Arts and Health ResearchSusan Perlstein, Founder and Director, Education and Training, National Centre for Creative Aging, Washington DC, and Founder, Elders Share the Arts, New York, USA – shared posthumously with Dr Gene Cohen MD, PhD, Founding Director, Center on Aging, Health & Humanities, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.

Medical Humanities and EducationDr Jill Gordon, General Practitioner and Associate Professor, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW

International Leadership in Arts and HealthPaula Terry, Director, Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC, USA

National Leadership in Arts and HealthDavid Doyle, Executive Director, Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia (DADAA), WA

Award Winners were presented with individually designed and hand crafted pens, from a range of Australian timbers, by artist Ian Dorney.

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