Public Lands, Public Health: A National Challenge

Dr. Michael Suk will present an overview of current research to help contextualize the proceedings that follow and summarize the national challenge in a call to action for Public Lands, Public Health.

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One of the nation’s top experts on the correlation between health and outdoor recreation, Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, was chosen in 2003 as a White House Fellow with the U.S. Department of the Interior. As Special Advisor to Gale Norton, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Dr. Suk co-wrote a law review piece with Secretary Norton that investigated the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and participating in outdoor activities such as bicycling, hiking, and camping. In 2011, Dr. Suk’s activism in this matter contributed to the National Park Service’s adoption of a number of key values in its Centennial “Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement.” 


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