May 13th: Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond

What is the role for music, and other arts, in addressing population health?

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to music therapy.  The Hands in Harmony population wheel will be paired with infographics to provide an overview on the impact of evidence based music therapy interventions to address health outcomes as well as how to integrate music/music therapy in population health.

What you’ll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of music therapy in health and behavioral health
  • Discuss lessons learned from the Hands in Harmony Story in developing self-sustaining arts-based services to increase accessibility to music therapy at the state level
  • Explore and discuss the role of music in addressing social health determinants applicable to populations in the Hands in Harmony population wheel
  • Integrate one applicable approach to increase the impact of music in your personal and/or professional life

Subject Matter Expert

Nicole O’Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.