SHIFT’s Health and Nature Webinar Series brings together innovators, opinion-leaders and researchers at the forefront of the health-and-nature movement to help advance our understanding of the public health benefits of time spent outside. Through brief webinar presentations, subject-matter experts share their perspectives and needs regarding investments in nature as a health-care intervention strategy. Overall, the series aims to stimulate cross-sectoral learning, contribute to the transdisciplinary advancement of the field, and promote broader mainstream adoption of the health benefits of contact with the natural world. The first chapter of the series defines the overarching scope of the Health & Nature space. The subsequent four chapters provide deeper exploration of the topic from the perspective of SHIFT’s stakeholder communities in Public Health, Land Management, Outdoor Recreation, and Conservation.
The webinars are held on select Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM MT.
William R. Marchand, MD, Clinical Director and Service Chief of the Whole Health Flagship site at the VA Salt Lake Health Care System, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine
Nick Otis, Senior Research Associate, Naval Health Research Center
Gary Wynn, MD, Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University and Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress