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NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Webinar Series – 11/02/2021
“Climate Resilience and Health Equity in Black Neighborhoods: The Case for Urban Nature”

Welcome by Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., NIMH Director

Speaker: Eugenia C. South, M.D., M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Abstract: Nature, including trees, is an important aspect of climate resilience - including stormwater management and temperature regulation. Nature also conveys a host of physical and mental health benefits. And yet, due to the ongoing legacy of structural racism, Black neighborhoods in U.S. cities often have the least amount of nature. This talk will review the relationships between structural racism and present-day urban nature, the links between urban nature and mental health, and make the case for investment in Black neighborhoods as a climate resilience strategy.

PLEASE NOTE: Live closed captioning will be provided during this meeting.

Nov 2, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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