Public Lands, Public Health Exhibition Trail

Designed in collaboration with the United States Forest Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, St. John’s Medical Center, Bridger Teton National Forest and Teton County Public Health Department, this guided walk will:

  • Showcase attributes of a successful public lands/public health trail model at both the municipal and federal land level
  • Identify opportunities to expand public lands/public health trail collaborations into replicable models for communities nationwide
  • Integrate optimal trail attributes as well as insights / feedback from the exhibition into the proceedings of the USFS Region 4 Planning meeting that will take place during SHIFT

The walk will proceed from the municipal May Park to the top of Nelson Knoll on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Public land managers and health care professionals who are currently prescribing or are interested in prescribing time outside in nature are invited to participate.

Land managers from various agencies and health care professionals who are currently prescribing or are interested in prescribing time outside in nature are invited to attend.

The walk will be led by Farjana Islam, a 2018 participant in SHIFT’s Emerging Leaders Program and the Health and Nature Navigator Program Coordinator for the USDA Forest Service. Invited participants include:

  • Jason Urroz, Director, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. Stephen Bannar, Medical Liaison, Barton Health/Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Theresa Mitchell, PhD, Director, Parks Rx: Your Prescription to Better Health (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. Richard Zarr, Founder, Park Rx America (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. David Sabgir, Founder, Walk with a Doc (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. Nooshin Razani, Founder, SHINE Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Hospital (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. Morgan Green, Pediatric Resident, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Hospital (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, National Public Health Director, Trust for Public Lands (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Ryan Jenkins, Founder, Healthy Parks Healthy Person Tennessee (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Mona Koh, Community Director, East Bay Regional Parks District (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)

Participation is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to leave ample time to return to the Snow King Hotel by 1:45 p.m. for the start of the SHIFT Summit.

 
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