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Environmental Health Series

Increasing awareness of pressing environmental health and environmental justice issues

Cultivating Health Equity in a Changing Climate

This webinar series will discuss the complex dynamics of climate justice, systemic racism, and their profound implications for health. It will also examine the mental health impacts of climate change and the role of healthcare professionals, educators, and community leaders in addressing climate emotions with youth populations.

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climate change and mental health educating for resilience webinar august 10

Climate Change and Mental Health: Educating for Resilience

In August 2023, NEEF hosted a Health & Nature webinar with the USDA Forest Service, with special guest speakers including Deputy U.S. Surgeon General, Rear Admiral (RADM) Denise Hinton. This webinar examined the mental health impacts of climate change and the role of healthcare professionals, educators, and community leaders in addressing climate emotions with youth populations. Conversations explored the nuance of climate change-related trauma experienced by children and adolescents and the negative mental health effects. Lastly, strategies will be shared on how to build mental resilience through education and structured activities.

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Climate Justice and Health Educating for Change Webinar June 28

Climate Justice and Health: Educating for Change

In June 2023, NEEF and the USDA Forest Service hosted an insightful webinar delving into the complex dynamics of climate justice, systemic racism, and their implications for health. Our guests, Dr. Lisa Patel, Executive Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Sonja Lin, Urban Connections Program Manager for the Eastern Region of the USDA Forest Service, and Lucy Molina, Environmental Justice Director, shared practical strategies to apply this knowledge in daily practice, empowering attendees to take action, build relationships, and make meaningful contributions toward addressing these critical challenges within their communities.

 

Health & Nature Webinar Series

Presented by the National Environmental Education Foundation and the USDA Forest Service, this webinar series shared ways that healthcare professionals, outdoor interpretive and volunteer staff, and community organizations can use nature as a tool for promoting wellness, resilience, and recovery to their patients and community.

Using Nature to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being

This webinar and associated resources share ways that healthcare professionals, outdoor interpretive and...

Nature-Based Trauma-Informed Care in BIPOC Communities

This webinar explored how BIPOC communities can use nature as a tool for building mental and physical...

Childrens Environmental Health Series 2021

This series of webinars discussed current social justice and environmental health issues impacting children...

These webinars are brought to you through a partnership between NEEF and the USDA Forest Service, aiming to provide a series of informational events that focus on the connection between our environment and our health and wellbeing.

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