Set at the forefront of The 2019 SHIFT Festival is The SHIFT Summit, an in-depth exploration of the economic and practical implications of nature as a social determinant of health.
The SHIFT Summit will be held at the Center for the Arts on Oct. 16 and the Snow King Resort Hotel October 17-18.
The Summit includes keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities built around The 2019 Festival’s main theme.
The Summit is informed by the Center for Disease Control’s determinants of population health.
The 2019 SHIFT Festival will feature two tracks to help advance nature as a social determinant of health.
Both tracks will be developed around two elements integral to our goal of facilitating networking and the showcasing of best practices:
The growing disconnect from nature not only adds billions of dollars to health care costs; it simultaneously undermines the value of nature and our public lands in society at large. At a time when the average American child spends seven hours per day in front of screens and seven minutes in unstructured play outside, and diseases such as obesity, diabetes and mental anxiety are chronic, this year’s Summit makes the critical connection between outdoor recreation and public health.
For more information on the 2019 program, click here.