May 26, 3-4 p.m. ET

The Role of Nature in Promoting Children's Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Casey Family Programs and the Children & Nature Network recognize the enormous opportunities that exist when we connect what we know about the negative impacts of trauma and the equally restorative effects that even short periods of time in nature can have.

Join us for a conversation as we explore and spread the word on this free resource—the healing power of nature—and the benefits for children impacted by ACEs, families, and chronic disease prevention.

This webinar is co-sponsored by NACDD and Safe States.


Monica Lopez Magee, MPA
Children & Nature Network - Senior Vice President, Cities and Community Engagement

Patsy Sellars, MSW
Casey Family Programs - Managing Director, Field Offices Management


  1. Describe the impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health throughout the lifespan.

  2. Explain how time spent in nature can provide a buffer against ACEs by promoting resilience, recovery, and self-regulation instead of well-being.

  3. Recognize how inequities in access to nature connect to disparities in chronic disease distribution.

  4. Identify possible new partnerships and opportunities for scaling nature-based interventions to promote health and health equity.

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Coming Up ...
June 9, 3-4 p.m. ET

Making an Impact on Population Health:
Utilizing a State-wide Health Information Exchange to Promote the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Join us to learn how states can use health information exchanges (HIEs) to identify patients who are eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, leverage technology to send electronic referrals, and ultimately provide closed loop feedback on participant outcomes.   
Presenters from the Maryland Department of Health (Medicaid) and CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients), the state designated health information exchange, will describe how their organizations are partnering to improve total population health. They will explain how they have worked to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes on their population by using technology to increase referrals and enrollment in their state’s Medicaid-sponsored HealthChoice Diabetes Prevention Program.  

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