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Trees are Essential Webinar with Dr. Ming Kuo – Growing Human Health and Equity
July 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Studies have shown higher green cover levels to be associated with numerous beneficial health outcomes. Dr. Ming Kuo, will present the result of research that sought to determine if residential green cover was associated with direct health care costs. Dr. Kuo and her associates studied data from over 5 million members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), looking at health care costs for 2013 – 2017. Using satellite data, and adjusting for demographic, socioeconomic and environmental factors, they examined the association between direct health care costs and green cover within 250, 500, and 1000 meters (m) of an individual’s residence. Join the webinar to hear the findings.
To find out more about how our urban forests are an essential element of the public health system, Dr. Kuo will also discuss urban forests in relation to three topics of your choice. After registering for the webinar you will be directed to a poll to determine the focus areas from the following options:
- stronger communities
- crime and violence
- equity and access
- children, academic achievement
- mental health
This not to be missed webinar is hosted by the California Urban Forests Council and the Bay Area Urban Forest Ecosystem Council.
Suggested donation: $25
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