FREE Webinar on Green Spaces & Health

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)  is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. They offer webinar to their partners but anyone is welcome to join in. the next one sounds like it could be useful to librarians!

Title: Green Spaces and Health

Date: September 26, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Registration (required):
https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec06512aafa9e6fd4d03360ab9909d167

Description
There is growing evidence that green spaces such as parks, greenways, and gardens around homes, schools, and workplaces have mental and physical health benefits. These green spaces provide a peaceful place to play, relax, study, or exercise, as well as a social gathering place for friends and community; they also can contribute to improved air quality and reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. Recent studies have shown that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents. This webinar features discussion about this latest research and what it means for environmental public health.

Speakers

Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Francine Laden, Sc.D.
Harvard University