The relationship between story, poetry, and healing endures across the ages. A network of programs keeps this bond alive even in an age of highly technological healthcare.  Evidence-based data encourage the proliferation of these programs. The Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative’s Narrative Healthcare team is one of many vehicles for incorporating story into clinical care. You will find that different programs offer their own approaches and modalities. For instance, at The Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative, the key approach is through Creative Writing.  Explore these fellow programs in the healthcare sphere to discover more. We are always building this list so please send additions.


Lenoir-Rhyne University Certificate in Narrative Healthcare and future MFA

The Alan Alda Center for Science Communication

The Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine

Stanford University Medicine and the Muse

University of Toronto Health Arts and the Humanities

UNC Health and Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration

Conferences, past and future

Medicine Beyond Medication, Asheville, NC 2019

The Examined Life Conference