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Biophilia and the Social Health of Diverse Youth

Viniece Jennings, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Agnes Scott College

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Access to nature has a dynamic link to our health and well-being. This presentation discusses key frameworks in public health that connect the benefits of nature to the social health and well-being of youth. For example, the powerful context of place relates to social determinants of health and pathway that children socialize and belong. Research highlights and programs that support effective programming are also included.

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About the Speaker

Passionate, purpose-driven, and public servant are a few words to describe Viniece Jennings, Ph.D. Her innovative articles on green spaces, health disparities and social determinants of health were recognized as top research for practice in a document published by the National Recreation and Parks Association. She was also the visionary and lead author of articles on urban green space as they relate to health disparities and social determinants of health across the United States. She has contributed to several media outlets including Atlanta Magazine, Live Happy Magazine and Georgia Public Broadcasting.