W132 Spain-Wallace Building, 620 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Through a collaboration with the Alys Stephens Center and UAB Medicine, UAB Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Alabama to have a formal Arts in Medicine program. AIM focuses on the needs of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. AIM includes both interactive and passive arts experiences, which can include bedside and workshop activities, or performances and visual art installations in public spaces.
Research on the arts and health has indicated that arts programs may boost the moods of patients and their families by reducing perceived pain, anxiety and stress. In turn, that could contribute to a reduction in medication use, a quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay.
AIM offers programs in painting, drawing, sewing, storytelling, theatre, writing, music, guided-meditation and dance/movement. Our artists-in-residence are able to tailor programs to an individual specific needs.
AIM offers weekly programs in:
UAB Women & Infants Center
The Kirklin Clinic
Bedside Visits to:
The Center for Psychiatric Medicine
Weekly Waiting Room Activities: