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How Park Prescriptions can Improve Public Health and Wellbeing 

Aug. 25, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:30

NVRC held a webinar on August 25, 2020 on how individuals suffering from ailments including obesity, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic disease, and inactivity may benefit from spending time outdoors in their local parks. Learn about the tools that public health officials and medical providers have developed to prescribe "Parks" and promote health and wellness. Recording of the webinar coming soon.

Featured Speakers

Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MPH

Sheila Hautbois (“Oh-BWAH”) is a native northern Virginian practicing medicine as a PA in an outpatient cardiology office, where she focuses on disease prevention and reversal. She also gives health seminars for Inova Health System, local corporations, and Prince William County employees. Sheila is Adjunct Faculty at the local satellite campus of Shenandoah University’s PA program and is actively involved in local, state, regional and national health advocacy, including Park RX America.

Melicent Miller, Health Improvement Supervisor, Virginia Department of Health

Melicent earned a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and is currently working to complete her Doctor in Public Health degree from Georgia Southern University. She has over a decade of experience in the public and non-profit sectors in program development and management, grant writing, health communication, and evaluation. Melicent is currently the Health Improvement Supervisor at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) where she works to reduce chronic disease burden across the lifespan and in all sectors to ensure that Virginians have the opportunity to learn and grow to become healthy, thriving, and resilient adults. Ultimately, her work at the VDH provides opportunities to build multi-sectoral partnerships in an effort to reduce health inequities and health disparities.

Recording of the Webinar