Special Issue "Evidence for the Salutary Effects of Nature-Based Interventions (NBI) for Clinical and Public Health Practice"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 6382
Interests: salutary effects of high quality green and blue spaces; nature as an environmental determinate of health and the contributions of natural landscapes health, wellbeing, and resilience of humans
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This Special Issue solicits reports of studies that use empirical methods or provide other high-quality evidence that tests hypotheses about nature-based interventions and their impact on health outcomes. The purpose of this Special Issue is to facilitate the transfer of information from basic researchers to practitioners who wish to incorporate NBIs into their practice to improve the health outcomes of individuals and populations.
This Special Issue serves as a second edition of “Evidence for Incorporating Green Exercise into Clinical and Public Health Practice” published in 2019. Since 2019, scientific evidence supporting the salutary role of nature to humans has increased and become increasingly rich in discussions of who benefits and under what conditions; evidence that has only increased in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence indicates that salutary effects of access to nature can be gained through both passive and active engagement, but that not everyone benefits equally. Additionally, salutary effects can be derived not only from highly vegetated “green” spaces, but also from areas dominated by water bodies (blue spaces), or primarily geological features (e.g., deserts which are increasingly referred to as “red spaces”). Thus, the title of the second edition has been modified to reflect a more inclusive view of nature, equity of access, and the variety of nature-based interventions (NBI) and their impact on health outcomes.
Dr. Teresa Horton
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- how the environment influences human health and wellbeing
- negative effects of the environment on health (e.g., brownfields, air pollution, lead contamination)
- salutary effects of high-quality green and blue spaces