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This project examined the cost of mental health diagnosis on the health care system and how interactions with green space and nature increase mental health wellbeing. A Vermont state government program to increase access to state parks through primary care providers offices is highlighted. Interviews were conducted with a community psychologist discussing interaction with nature and its effects on mental health. The second interview was with a member of the volunteer board for the Governors council on fitness discussing the origins of the state park program.
Colchester Family Practice
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Community Health | Medical Education | Other Mental and Social Health | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Sports Sciences
Schweitzer, Nathan, "Nature Is The Best Medicine" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 789.